Who Needs Energy Technology?

Fuel cells, better fuels, and the like didn’t matter as much as more mundane stuff for the Canadian university students that recently won a global fuel economy competition:

This year’s winners, from the University of British Columbia, traveled 3,145 miles for every one gallon of gas, the equivalent of driving from Vancouver to Halifax. According to the team that designed the car, their victory was due to a streamlined aerodynamic design — which required the driver to lay down — lightweight construction, and conservative driving habits.

Excellent. Keep your windows closed, don’t carry more stuff than you need, and don’t bang on the gas and brakes — just what my Grade 11 drivers’ ed teacher told me.

[via IEEE Power]