Is a hypercar in your future?

Scott Benjamin

Everyone wants improved fuel mileage, right? Even hybrid car owners that routinely get 60+ mpg are looking to squeeze every last mile from each tank of fuel. But what if you could buy a car that gets even better fuel mileage? Is 100+ mpg (or more) possible?

So by now, you're probably wondering, "What the heck is a hypercar, anyway?" Well, hypercar is a term credited to energy policy expert Amory Lovins of the Rocky Mountain Institute. The basic idea behind hypercar design is this: Create the most light weight, safest, aerodynamic and fuel efficient car as possible...and make sure that it's practical, too. After all, what good is a car like VW's 1-Liter car that gets 235 mpg, if you can't drive it to work every day and then use it to go to the golf course or the grocery store, too.

What's that you say? 235 mpg isn't enough for you? Well then how about 330 mpg? That's what the creators of the Aptera are hoping to eventually achieve (if they haven't done so already). And there are dozens more out there, too. As it turns out, a vehicle's mileage and its weight have an interesting relationship if you simply take the time to learn about it. Take a few moments to investigate hypercars, light weight cars or ultra efficient cars on the Web. You'll likely be surprised by what you find -- that 100+mpg car may be closer to reality than you think.

If you're interested in ultra fuel efficient cars, then you may like to read:

How Hypercars Work How the Aptera Hybrid Works Can carbon fiber solve the oil crisis? Can a car get 100 miles per gallon?