Wired's Autopia - Gordon Murray Design, Former F1 Designer’s Tiny EV Gets 350 MPGe

November 9, 2011

Gordon Murray’s itty-bitty EV cleaned house at the Future Car Challenge, achieving the equivalent of 350 mpg and trouncing cars like the Nissan Leaf, BMW Active-E and various European diesels to take top honors.

The Lilliputian T.27 electric car consumed 7 kilowatt-hours of energy during a 57.13-mile jaunt from Brighton to London last weekend, bringing the former Formula 1 designer his second consecutive victory at the Royal Automobile Club’s Future Car Challenge. The point of the race was not to reach the finish line first, but to do so using the least amount of energy while completing the trip within the allotted time. Read more>>>>