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WIN 10 Million Dollars For A Fuel Efficient Car!

That’s right.  Any body that comes up with a vehicle that can accomplish 100mpg and complete a few tests can win MILLIONS of Dollars. The foundation X-PRIZE is offering the reward as an incentive for innovators to compete and create.  Talk about a substantial carrot. 

I would love to see an affordable and fuel efficient vehicle that doesn’t look like a bubble.  We need a better choice.  The hybrids we have now are OK but they are not what the average American drives.  Besides that current Big Boy Companies such as Toyota claim their Prius Hybrid gets 50 to 60 MPG.  That has not been the case in real world applications they achieve maybe 40 MPG.  Not much more than my brothers standard 2000 corrola/prism.  My own 97 Camry gets 27 city and up to 35 highway.  Toyota has a Hybrid Camry as well which looks great, but only gets estimated 40mpg with real world being significantly lower.  With these hybrids costing nearly 25-30k who is going to switch when their car is paid off and drives great only to get another 10 miles to the gallon?  Don’t get me wrong they are stepping in the right direction but the savings just don’t add up. 

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