Car made with tin cans 'can go 200km on 1litre of fuel'
Kuala Lumpur, July 7 (ANI): A car, with its body made up of 400 flattened tin cans, is among the 120 eco-friendly mobiles competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2012 competition.
The prototype car, designed by a team of students from Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM), fits one adult driver and at RM7,000, it is perhaps among the most cost-efficient cars to build.
UPM Green Blitz team manager Abdulrahman Yousif Abdullah, a fourth year mechanical engineering student, said the car had been tested on the road to make 200km on just one litre of fuel.
"Except for the engine, all other parts of the car are made from reusable items, including the headlights and the windscreen," Star Online quoted Abdullah as saying.
"Our goal is to achieve a remarkable distance with the car using just one litre of fuel," he said.
The team from Univer-siti Kebangsaan Malaysia invented a dual-powered vehicle using battery and solar energy for the urban concept car category.
The 170kg car took eight months to develop and costs RM40,000 to build, said third year mechanical engineering student Neo Rong Gen.
"We have placed eight solar-powered panels on our car. On a fully-charged battery and with good sunlight, the car can run up to 20km," Neo said. (ANI)
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