One of my personally favorite automotive startups is hitting the road.
Transonic Combustion, which built a fuel injection system that it says will let cars hit 100 miles per gallon, has created a car with its technology integrated and it has been testing it in the labs, says Mike Cheiky, founder and president. Later in the year, it hopes to take the car out and test it in real-world driving conditions.
Right now, the car is basically spinning its wheels on some rollers in Transonic's labs. In those conditions, the car gets 100 miles per gallon when going the equivalent of 50 miles per hour. It can go from zero to 60 miles per hour in six seconds and has a top speed of 140 miles per hour.
The crew at Transonic has even hit 105 miles per gallon in the lab in one instance. The company is currently talking with three of the top six car companies in the world, including a very large Japanese automaker.
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