How does a $13,000 car that gets 157mpg sound? The car looks like they basically followed Amory Lovins' plans - make it out of carbon fiber, reduce the weight down to less than 500 lbs, and give it a small engine. As far as I can tell, it's not even a hybrid!
The article says the car only has a 20hp engine, but has a top speed of 160km/h. Nice. This is what you get when you start building cars like you build planes.
Bring on the flex-fuel models! Hell, something this light might make a perfect all-electric vehicle.