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Here’s a one seater car that will get you back and forth to work on the cheap…
This $600 Volkswagen’s car gets 258 mpg, 109.687 km/l or 0,9 litre per 100 km!!!
Its Spartan interior does not sacrifice safety; the impact and roll-over protection is comparable to a GT
The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result.
The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little over a meter high.
The prototype was made completely of carbon fibre and is not painted to save weight.
The power plant is a one cylinder diesel, positioned ahead of the rear axle and combined with an automatic shift controlled by a knob in the interior.
The Most Economic Car in the World will be on sale next year:
Better than Electric Car – 258 miles/gallon: IPO 2010 in Shanghai
This is a single-seat car From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered in Hamburg , Germany .
Will be selling for 4000 Yuan, equivalent to US $600..
Gas tank capacity = 1.7 gallons
Speed = 62 – 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles or 646 km !!!
Posted by John Mills on July 24, 2014
Posted by John Mills on June 21, 2014
Here are places on Earth that don’t look real !
1. Bamboo Forest (China)
Image credits: Yuya Horikawa | Tomoaki Kabe
2. Black Forest (Germany)
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3. Fields of Tea (China)
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4. Hang Son Doong (Vietnam )
Image credits: Carsten Peter
5. Hitachi Seaside Park (Japan)
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6. Lake Hillier (Australia )
Image credits: Ockert Le Roux
7. Lake Retba (Senegal)
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8. Antelope Canyon (USA)
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9. Lavender Fields (France)
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10. Mendenhall Ice Caves (Alaska )
Image credits: Kent Mearig
11. Mount Roraima (South America )
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12. Naico Mine (Mexico )
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13. Red Beach (China )
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14. Solar du Uyuni (Bolivia )
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15. Tianzi Mountains (China )
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16. Tulip Fields (Netherlands )
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17. Tunnel of Love (Ukraine )
Image credits: Oleg Gordienko
18. Wisteria Flower Tunnel (Japan )
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19. Zhangye Danxia Landform (China )
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Posted by John Mills on June 9, 2014
They won’t be able to make them fast enough–good just to run
Here’s a car that will get you back and forth to work on the cheap…
$600 for the car. 258 miles per gallon…Only a one seater however – Talk about cheap transportation….
Volkswagen’s $600 car gets 258 mpg–
It looks like Ford, Chrysler and GM missed the boat again!
Volkswagen did a lot of very highly protected testing of this car
but it was not announced until now where the car would make its
The aero design proved essential to getting the desired result.
The body is 3.47 meters long and just 1.25 meters wide, and a little
Better than Electric Car , 258 miles/gallon:
From conception to production: 3 years and the company is headquartered
Speed = 62 , 74.6 Miles/hour
Fuel efficiency = 258 miles/gallon
Travel distance with a full tank = 404 miles
Posted by John Mills on January 25, 2014
This next part is a bit long but very interesting.
This article, though aimed at a US audience, gives a scary insight into China’s growing economic power.
A Little Known Reality:
June 8, 2013. Source: Michael Snyder, Guest Post
In future China will employ millions of American workers and dominate thousands of small communities all over the United States. Chinese acquisition of U.S. Businesses set a new all-time record last year, and it is on pace to shatter that record this year.
The Smithfield Foods acquisition is an example. Smithfield Foods is the largest pork producer and processor in the world. It has facilities in 26 U.S. States and it employs tens of thousands of Americans. It directly owns 460 farms and has contracts with approximately 2,100 others. But now a Chinese company has bought it for $ 4.7 billion, and that means that the Chinese will now be the most important employer in dozens of rural communities all over America.
Thanks in part to our massively bloated trade deficit with China, the Chinese have trillions of dollars to spend.
They are only just starting to exercise their economic muscle.
It is important to keep in mind that there is often not much of a difference between “the Chinese government” and “Chinese corporations”. In 2011, 43 percent of all profits in China were produced by companies where the Chinese government had a controlling interest in.
Last year a Chinese company spent $2.6 billion to purchase AMC entertainment – one of the largest movie theater chains in the United States. Now that Chinese company controls more movie ticket sales than anyone else in the world.
But China is not just relying on acquisitions to expand its economic power. “Economic beachheads” are being established all over America. For example, Golden Dragon Precise Copper Tube Group, Inc. recently broke ground on a $100 million plant in Thomasville, Alabama. Many of the residents of Thomasville, Alabama will be glad to have jobs, but it will also become yet another community that will now be heavily dependent on communist China.
And guess where else Chinese companies are putting down roots? Detroit. Chinese-owned companies are investing in American businesses and new vehicle technology, selling everything from seat belts to shock absorbers in retail stores, and hiring experienced engineers and designers in an effort to soak up the talent and expertise of domestic automakers and their suppliers. If you recently purchased an “American-made” vehicle, there is a really good chance that it has a number of Chinese parts in it. Industry analysts are hard-pressed to put a number on the Chinese suppliers operating in the United States.
China seems particularly interested in acquiring energy resources in the United States. For example, China is actually mining for coal in the mountains of Tennessee. Guizhou Gouchuang Energy Holdings Group spent $616 million dollars to acquire Triple H Coal Co. in Jacksboro, Tennessee. At the time, that acquisition really didn’t make much news, but now a group of conservatives in Tennessee is trying to stop the Chinese from blowing up their mountains and taking their coal.
And pretty soon China may want to build entire cities in the United States just like they have been doing in other countries.
Right now China is actually building a city larger than Manhattan just outside Minsk, the capital of Belarus.
Are you starting to get the picture? China is on the rise. If you doubt this, just read the following:
# When you total up all imports and exports, China is now the number one trading nation on the entire planet.
# Overall, the U.S. has run a trade deficit with China over the past decade that comes to more than 2.3 trillion dollars.
# China has more foreign currency reserves than anyone else on the planet.
# China now has the largest new car market in the entire world.
# China now produces more than twice as many automobiles as the United States does. After being bailed out by U.S. taxpayers, GM is involved in 11 joint ventures with Chinese companies.
# China is the number one gold producer in the world.
# The uniforms for the U.S. Olympic team were made in China.
# 85% of all artificial Christmas trees the world over are made in China.
# The new World Trade Center tower in New York is going to include glass imported from China.
# China now consumes more energy than the United States does.
# China is now in aggregate the leading manufacturer of goods in the entire world.
# China uses more cement than the rest of the world combined.
# China is now the number one producer of wind and solar power on the entire globe.
# China produces 3 times as much coal and 11 times as much steel as the United States does.
# China produces more than 90 percent of the global supply of rare earth elements.
# China is now the number one supplier of components that are critical to the operation of any national defense system.
# In published scientific research articles China is expected to become number one in the world very shortly.
And what we have seen so far may just be the tip of the iceberg. For now, I will just leave you with one piece of advice – learn to speak Chinese. You are going to need it!
Posted by John Mills on January 15, 2014
For anybody who is not familiar with a jet engine, a jet fan blade should be perfectly smooth.
The reason became soon apparent to the ground crew: The Number 3 engine had been shutdown previously because of excessive vibration, and because it didn’t look too good. It had apparently been no problem for the ground crew guys back in China: as they took some sturdy straps and wrapped them around two of the fan blades and the structures behind, thus stopping any unwanted wind-milling (engine spinning by itself due to airflow passing thru the blades during flight) and associated uncomfortable vibration caused by the sub optimal fan.
With the increased fuel consumption, they got a bit low on fuel, and just set it down at the closest airport (FRA) for a quick refill.
That’s when the problems started: The Germans, who are kind of picky about this stuff, inspected the malfunctioning engine and immediately grounded the aircraft. (Besides the seat-belts, notice the appalling condition of the fan blades.) The airline operator had to send a chunk of money to get the first engine replaced (took about 10 days).
The repair contractor decided to do some impromptu inspection work on the other engines, none of which looked all that great either. The result: a total of 3 engines were eventually changed on this plane before it was permitted to fly again.
Posted by John Mills on December 21, 2013
…no reservation needed!
– take the tram up to the start of the trail.
Be very careful when passing someone going in the opposite direction.
This restaurant is in China
If you manage to reach the restaurant the food is free
Let me know how the food is.
I’m not going.
Posted by John Mills on July 31, 2013