Students at DeLaSalle Education Center in Kansas City, Mo., have built an electric car they say can earn the equivalent of 450 miles per gallon. As part of a program that pairs students with experts in certain fields, a team built the car virtually from scratch over a number of years. It charges in almost any electrical outlet.
Students tested the car at Bridgestone Tire Company’s West Texas proving grounds earlier this month. It proved capable of more than 300 miles per gallon during that test run. The team that built the car thinks it is capable of more.