Dubbed TUfast eLi14, this little three-wheeler is set to revolutionise the electric car industry with its incredibly efficient engine design.
The engine of TUfast eLi14 is rated at 26,135 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe). The electric car was developed by a team of students from the Technical University of Munich, Germany for Shell Eco Marathon. However, the team continued to work on the design even after the competition was over. Over the course of next year, the team made several design changes and achieved the world’s highest efficiency for an electric-car engine.
The MPGe rating of TUfast eLi14 exceeds the efficiency of an average electric car available in the market by 200 times. The TUFastEco Team upgraded the motor, coils and wheels of the original entry sent for the Shell Eco Marathon and worked on the design till it won the Guinness World Record for Most Efficient Electric Vehicle on July 16.
The TUfast eLi14 comes with a teardrop design, and the driver must lie down to drive the super fast electric vehicle. This three-wheeled vehicle and was tested on Audi’s test track.
The TUfast eLi14 can currently achieve 1,232 km/kWh equivalent to 26,135 MPG. The rating implies that the TUfast eLi14 could go as far as 6,808 miles on a single litre of gasoline.
Incredible! Especially when you consider that a Toyota Prius can only manage 120MPGe. You can view more images of TUfast eLi14 below: