Nigeria is one country that the cost of petrol is not stable. Every Government must look for a way to increase the price to favor them without thinking of the poor masses. There has been the arguement of subsidy and no subsidy for years but yet price still goes up. Despite the promises of this current government to make the cost of gas to be cheaper, the price keeps on rising. During the Covid-19 pandemic in the early months when the price of crude oil dropped, the price of petrol was reduced from N140 to N121. As the prices of crude went up, it was immediately returned to the old price. And just some weeks ago it further went up to N170.
With the consistent increase in price of gas, there is only car that can stand the test of time. It is the Eximus IV- the world most energy efficient car.
The Eximus IV, a student-built railroad car that has been setting records for fuel efficiency since 2016, has once again proven itself the world’s most efficient vehicle in the annual Delsbo Electric contest.
Every year, teams from all around the world travel to a specially-built track in Sweden to test their ultra energy-efficient vehicles designed to cover the longest possible distance on as little fuel as possible. Contestants are tasked with driving their vehicles on a 3.36 kilometer rail track to keep rolling resistance to a minimum, while carrying a total of six passengers, with an average weight of 50kg per person. Ever since it entered the competition four years ago, the Eximus IV has become somewhat of a legend of the competition, and this year it once again proved why.
Energy consumption for participating vehicles is measured in watt-hours and then divided by the number of passengers onboard. In its first year participating in the Delsbo Electric contest, the Eximus IV, which is made of ultra-light aircraft materials, won first place with an astounding 0.840 watt-hour per person-per kilometer, but its has improved on that record every year.
“In theory Eximus IV can transport a person nearly halfway around the world using the energy contained in just one liter (0.26 gal) of petrol,” Delsbo Electric’s CTO, professor Henrik Rödjegård, said.
While the Eximus IV is not a mass-produced vehicle, the innovations its creators introduce every year help further research in the field of fuel-efficiency for commercial vehicles. (Culled from Oddity Central)
This car if made in the shape of the normal car can serve Nigeria very well in terms of energy efficiency.
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