Student-built electric car gets super-high mileage!!

by Anonymous on Aug. 24th, 2010

Students in a summer mentoring program at De La Salle High School in Kansas City have built a light-weight electric car that gets the equivalent of 400 miles per gallon! Watch the above video to learn about the summer program, then watch this news story to learn about the amazing results.

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knighttony13's picture
knighttony13 says:

good job! students from De La Salle High School are really known to have above average knowledge! i just hope that they will give discounts on this cars if ever brought to the markets since they are just students. lol! we all know how pricy cars nowadays can be. I also think that they should make some online car diagnostic for this so that it will be more popular.

posted on Mon, 09/17/2012 - 8:27pm
Anonymous's picture
Anonymous says:

not much of a surprise from these kids. :D

posted on Mon, 08/13/2012 - 9:46pm
tomysmith97's picture
tomysmith97 says:

I wonder how much the prices of car parts of electric cars and gas fueled ones differ. I guess electric cars' parts are more expensive since it's more trendy nowadays. Even car covers are pricey for an electric car.

posted on Wed, 08/15/2012 - 2:21am
maxblack02's picture
maxblack02 says:

That's right. Prices of electric cars are really high compared to a gas fueled one. everyone knows the advantages and disadvantages of one so people must really think about this more thoroughly. And about what tomysmith is saying, there are some parts and accessories of a gas fueled car that can be used to an electric car, and vice versa. like the car covers that i use until now. they are from my brother's toyota corolla but i am using it on my chevy volt. :-)

posted on Thu, 09/13/2012 - 10:48pm
Mercedes mechanic Santa Monica's picture

Hats off to the students Students of summer mentoring program at De La Salle High Schoo for building light-weight electric car that gets the equivalent of 400 miles per gallon.I agree that electric cars are more costly in comparison with fueled ones but here matters is the effort put by the students at such an young age.

posted on Fri, 10/05/2012 - 6:57am
Peter Mould's picture

De La Selle high school is known to produce potential prodigies. So, this project is not a surprise, to have came from them. Electric cars are becoming more popular amongst drivers and therefore it actually motivates automakers to come up with their own range of electric vehicles. The popular ones like Toyota Prius and Nissan Leaf are the pioneers in this industry and now we can see even luxury brands are introducing their own line of EVs. BMW has its i3 for starters and many other rivals have their own competitive range.

posted on Thu, 07/11/2013 - 3:48am

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