Thursday, April 21, 2005



Mileage of the Beetle and drag reducer have been significantly increased by lowering rolling resistance of the car's tires. Currently, mileage is close to 65 miles per gallon at 65 miles per hour.

This car is now about as good as it gets. Further steps available to reach even higher fuel economy are:

1. Adding an electric drive (e.g., hybrid conversion)
2. Redesign the car body for lowest drag
3. Incorporate an improved engine.

I am beginning to work on all of these. These steps are much harder than the past modifications to the Beetle. I hope to be able to report on progress later this year.

Ernie Rogers

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