Thursday, January 26, 2012
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.