06 Jun '11, 11am

Get your own job boardAsk Pablo: Could A Hacked Hummer H3 Really Get 60 MPG?

The reader's notion that a Hummer could be converted to achieve 60 mpg come from an post on Gas 2.0 , which references a 2007 Fast Company article which does indeed quote the designer, Johnathan Goodwin saying "it'll get 60 miles to the gallon." Autobloggreen.com and various other blogs and news outlets picked up on Johnathan Goodwin's work in 2007. The concept being developed was a 2005 Hummer H3 powered by electric motors that were supplied by a biodiesel-powered micro-turbine and a bank of super-capacitors. In addition to getting 60 miles per gallon, this car would also have "2,000 foot-pounds of torque" and the ability to do "zero to 60 in five seconds." This combination of performance specs, along with the vehicle's 5,000 pound weight does not seem plausible. So, is it possible? So, How Did The 60 MPG Hummer Turn Out? Since 2007, coverage of Johnathan Goodwin and his ...

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