07 Jun '11, 2pm

Father/Son Team Traveling from NYC to Portland in 1,000 MPG Vehicle

Father/Son Team Traveling from NYC to Portland in 1,000 MPG Vehicle

Nash Hoover is 12, and like (too) many kids, he turns on a light when he enters a room, but doesn't turn it off when he leaves. It's only one bulb, after all (multiplied by rooms of bulbs in homes across the USA). Nash is learning, though. He and his dad, an inventor and journalist named Pierce Hoover, began a journey on June 1 across the USA. All 4,000 or so miles of it. And they're using an amazing hybrid vehicle that is expected to make the trip on only a light bulb's worth of energy per day. That translates to 1,000 miles per gallon. Take that, gas hogs and oil barons. This hybrid vehicle is human-electric, and is traveling from New York to Oregon. Hoover managed to turn most every father's problem (turn off the lights, kids) into a story pitch and a cross-country ride. The journey is being called the Eco Tour, and Hoover will be writing about his experiences at www.po...

Full article: http://planetgreen.discovery.com/travel-outdoors/father-s...

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