Thursday, January 26, 2012

Peel Away!

As my friends at Edison 2 like to say, the two factors that matter most for fuel economy are weight and aerodynamics.  They should know, they are the  makers of the worlds most efficient four passenger car, according to the Automotive X Prize.

Of course, there's another factor--going slower.  It reduces the influence of aerodynamics, and as owners of very slow cars know, it reduces your blood pressure too.

That's why I was THRILLED to hear that the ridiculously small and underpowered Peel nano-sized car is going back into production!  How'd you like to do your commute in this little baby!

With a top speed of 40mph and 157mpg, this throwback to a simpler (often smarter) time offers insane efficiency, weather protection and the ability to make everyone around you smile.  All while you calm down already.  You might as well--you'll get there when you get there.

You can watch Jeremy Clarkson drive one here.


  1. That really IS cool. A return to the Mini? I can't help but think of Mrs. Peel when I see that name. Sexy is cool, calm and collected.

    1. The Peel makes an original Mini look like a Cadillac!

      The Peel represents the closest thing to the most minimalist car ever immagined, the Cyclops.