Think Your Prius Gets Good Mileage? Custom 1959 Opel T1-amino Gets 376…

We thought getting 72 mpg in the 2007 Honda Civic i-CTDi was pretty damn good, but feast your eyes on this 1959 Opel T1. Admittedly it's far from stock and doesn't exactly have the greatest of creature comforts, unless plastic seats and hippy paint are your cup of tea. The car landed in the 1975 Guinness Book… » 2/21/08 10:40am 2/21/08 10:40am

While We're At It, Here Are Some Real Hypermilers

We first met Metrompg when we did a story on Mr. Harry Stevinson way back in 2006. Since then we've been occasionally plucking bits and pieces of interesting fodder from them and their all grown up version Ecomodder. The incredible 72 miles per gallon we got out of the 2007 Honda Civic i-CTDi is almost an entry point… » 2/15/08 1:45pm 2/15/08 1:45pm

Working Loremo Prototype Headed to Frankfurt

It may not get to 60 mph in less than a glacial epoch, but Loremo is bringing a working prototype of its high-mileage, diesel-powered car to the Frankfurt Auto Show in September. Its builders say the LOw REsistance MObility vehicle is capable of 118 mpg thanks to its extremely low weight and drag coefficient. Loremo… » 8/13/07 12:45pm 8/13/07 12:45pm

I've Noticed This Peel P50 Can Also Be Worn as a Hat!

When, in the course of human events, a singular driving objective reaches its lunatic culmination in a product, a certain amount of respect must be paid to its creators. In the case of Peel Engineering Company, that driving force was fuel mileage — mileage the likes of which Prii and Insights the world over could… » 1/02/07 10:55am 1/02/07 10:55am