Tuesday 12 December 2017

Adding some fuel to the mpg debate

JUST goes to show you about miles per gallon.

In a recent test of 23 cars driven by independent journalists and company car drivers, the Honda Civic averaged 3.3 litres per 100km over 590km of a varied route. That is almost 85mpg. Yes it is an extraordinary figure but even stranger is the fact it is 8.12pc above Honda's own official mpg claim. As I say - it is all about how you drive a car.


BACTERIA that help us digest food could also put fuel in our tanks.

Scientists have harnessed the Escherichia coli bacteria - it can cause food poisoning - to produce an alternative to petrol. The South Korean researchers genetically engineered the bacteria so sugar is converted into fatty acids and then into hydrocarbons similar to petrol.

Irish Independent

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