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87 mpg, in a 10 hp 500lb 2 seat 3 wheeled vehicle?

191 cc air cooled 2 stroke 1 cylinder engine.
10 hp
506 lbs.
2 seater
3 wheels (2 upfront)
rear engine
87 mpg

oh, and was produced between 1955 and 1964.

Where’s the progress?


Getting more mpg from your car

Not everyone can drive a 50mpg VW diesel or Hybrid, so here are some tips that everyone can use to get better fuel efficiency from the vehicle they have, and what vehicles to consider when it’s time to change.

Drive more efficiently

Keep your car in shape

Plan & combining trips

Choose a more efficient vehicle

Read how at


Car pollution got you down?

So here’s the dilemma. You compost, you recycle, maybe even bought a fuel efficient car, getting 30+ mpg. But every day as you fill up on $2+ / gallon gas, you wonder if there is something else you can do to offset your emissions. Not everyone is into diesels and vegetable oil. Along comes Tom Arnold of TerraPass.

I spoke to Tom this evening, and he described the system. For $80 a year or less, I can buy a TerraPass to offset the pollution my car emits, by funding development of grid-tied renewable energy production (Wind, Biogas, etc.), or the purchase of pollution rights, to be taken off the market, and never cashed in. This reduces the yearly emissions by the amount I pollute.

This project was started by a group of college students in PA, and has blossomed into a real solution that you and I can use to make a personal and meaningful impact. I, Steve Spence, pledge to offset my yearly emissions of my ’97 Nissan Sentra by purchasing a Terra Pass. Won’t you?


Win a New Prius!

Are you sick of spending a small fortune every time you fill up your gas tank?

Wouldn’t it be nice to drive a sleek, fuel-efficient hybrid that gets 55 mpg, instead?

Unfortunately, that could take a while. Despite churning out gas-guzzling SUVs in record time, automakers are dragging their feet on meeting the demand for fuel-efficient hybrids, resulting in waits of up to 9 months to buy these driver and earth-friendly vehicles! But now you can do something to move auto manufacturers and win a free Toyota Prius in the process!

Give us a short powerful slogan that we can use to send automakers a direct message: The time for fuel-efficient vehicles is NOW! And we’ll give you a brand new 2005 Toyota Prius! Click here to learn more about the contest and enter now.

The unnecessarily long delay on hybrid cars is hurting our environment and our wallets. Automakers must respond to Americans’ desire to consume more responsibly by making hybrid cars just as easy to get as their hulking 14 mpg counterparts are.

That’s where you come in. Visit the contest web page and enter your short and brilliant slogan. If your slogan is selected, you’ll win a brand new 2005 Toyota Prius! Runners up will receive travel insurance through Better World Travel.

Click below to learn more about the contest rules and enter today:

And please help us spread the word about this great opportunity by forwarding this message to your friends and family and encouraging them to enter, too.


-Sean Sheehan

National Outreach Manager

Center for a New American Dream

This contest is brought to you by The Center for a New American Dream, a non-profit organization that helps Americans consume responsibly to protect the environment, enhance quality of life, and promote social justice. Please visit us at our web site – to learn more about our work and find out how to get more of what really matters in life.