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Moonbeam: Build yourself a 100mpg car

This has got to be one of the greatest do-it-yourself (DIY) projects around. Jory Squibb got tired of emptying his pocketbook every time he hit up the pump, so he devised the Moonbeam, a car that is capable of going 100 miles on a single gallon of gas.

As the price for black gold continues to rise, sometimes you just have to take matters into your own hands. Squibb got himself a couple of mopeds, invested about $2000 worth of parts, and fashioned himself the Moonbeam. It’s a little cozy — there’s room for 1.5 passengers (for 2, if you’re okay with being intimate) — but it’ll do 100mpg on the highway and 85mpg in the city. It tops out at 50mph, but that’s plenty fast for most city streets anyways.

Want to build your own? Full instructions can be found here.

About Michael Kwan

A freelance writer and tech geek from Vancouver. Find me at michaelkwan.com and follow me on Twitter @michaelkwan.

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