I got this E-Mail today:
About the journey:
Craig Henderson is breaking a fuel efficiency record of 113.1 MPG (it's his record) by driving from the tip of Washington down to Tijuana on one tank of diesel. How is he doing it? He built a custom car back in the 1980s that could get over 100 miles to the gallon (the car has a 18 gallon fuel tank). The car can still achieve that MPG and to prove that ridiculously-high fuel economy is still attainable and cars these days can be built to get that kind of mileage, he is setting out on this quest for maximum fuel efficiency. The car is built from some recycled parts and uses some pretty crazy technology.
Here's a link to his website www.100mpgplus.com the car looks like it's a sports car, but out of Back to the Future.
New Goodyear Tire Offers Significant Fuel Savings for Consumers
AKRON, Ohio, February 2, 2009 – With uncertainty around fluctuating fuel prices, North American drivers have an opportunity to save at the pump – Goodyear’s new Assurance Fuel Max tire.
Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max offers a breakthrough in fuel efficiency combined with all-season driving confidence. Compared to the original Assurance tire, Assurance Fuel Max provides 27 percent less rolling resistance, which equates to a 4 percent improvement in highway fuel economy.
In essence, this greater fuel efficiency means drivers can potentially save 2,600 miles worth of gas over the life of the tire.**
“In response to today’s economic environment and fluctuating gas prices, drivers everywhere are trying to use less gas. It’s all part of a larger consumer trend toward spending money more wisely,” said Joey Viselli, Goodyear brand director. “With the new Assurance Fuel Max, Goodyear is offering a fuel-efficient solution, but with great wet and dry traction.”
For further evidence of the well-rounded performance of the Assurance Fuel Max, Goodyear backs the tire with a 65,000-mile tread life limited warranty.
A key element is a fuel-saving tread compound that helps reduce energy loss as the tire rolls, so less gas is required to keep the tire rolling.
The Assurance Fuel Max features a Wet Tread Zone with Dual AquaChannel Grooves. It helps evacuate water away from the treadface for great wet traction. Plus, Zig-Zagging Micro Grooves and Center Tread Notches help grip the road in rain or light snow. The Dry Zone, with strong shoulder blocks, helps enhance handling and grip for confident maneuvering on dry pavement.
Several sizes of Goodyear Assurance Fuel Max are shipping now, with full availability of 27 sizes – to fit about 80 percent of the auto tire segment – by April. This includes models such as the Pontiac Grand Prix and Chevrolet Impala, minivans such as the Chrysler Town & Country, and even hybrids such as the Toyota Prius and Chevrolet Malibu.
Goodyear is one of the world’s largest tire companies. The company employs about 70,000 people and manufactures its products in more than 60 facilities in 26 countries around the world. For more information about Goodyear consumer tires, go to www.goodyeartires.com.