3-Wheeled Hybrid Approaches 100 Miles Per Gallon

fuel vapor

FuelVapor Technologies showcased their independently designed 3-wheeled vehicle at the Vancouver International Auto Show. A unique hybrid, the “ale” has already been rated at 92 miles per gallon (woah!) while being able to go from 0 to 60 in a mere 5 seconds. Since it’s a 3-wheeler, the ale is expected to perform well with corners, offering 1.7 g’s of cornering capability. The 3 wheels also provide an additional benefit of reducing overall body weight of the vehicle, improving fuel efficiency by reducing drag and providing a teardrop shape improving aerodynamics. Fuel Vapor Technologies is already hoping to push pass the 100 mpg threshold utilizing their secret way of managing and metering the fuel vapor system while making a sporty and very eye-catching hybrid vehicle.

The “ale” is still in the R&D stage so they are not selling it at this time, but they expect the initial hand-built vehicles to retail for approximately $75,000 to start but they expect this figure may increase.

Fuel Capor Car

2 Responses to “3-Wheeled Hybrid Approaches 100 Miles Per Gallon”

  1. I have been following this car’s development for the last two years and I still have the same question. Is there any independent verification of their claims? There is a different company in Oregon called Vapor Fuel Technologies that has multiple patents on a vapor fuel system that has proven an increase of over 30% during testing at an independent lab. Their vapor system does not run a lean air to fuel ratio so they do not have the NOX problem experienced by those who are still using lean-burn vapor systems. There is much more information about their technology at http://www.vftllc.com.

  2. It appears they’ve been pretty hush-hush on the exact technologies of the vapor fuel system. Of course, for obvious reasons, if it works as well as claimed. :) Thanks for the link.

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