Wondering what eco-friendly EV you’re going to buy? Don’t! Shell has come up with an efficient city-car concept that burns petroleum.

This squatty little number is a part of Shell oil’s Project M. It was designed using Formula 1 technology and constructed from recycled carbon fiber. It was also designed to show that Shell is thinking about efficiency, I suppose.

It has a top speed of 110 kilometers per hour (68 mph). However, at 70 km/h (43 mph), it can go 100 kilometers (62 miles) on just 2.6 liters (0.68 gallons) of gasoline, which is roughly equivalent to 91 miles per gallon. Arguably, that’s not earth-shattering. However, for a non-hybrid, it’s pretty impressive. Read more…

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Shell’s city-car concept looks like it was designed for Ronald McDonald