I spend $66 every two weeks to fill our family van with gasoline. Our van gets just seventeen miles a gallon. After reading Ingenious, I have hope that some day my expenses for gasoline will be decreased or become obsolete. I really don't like the carbon dioxide most of the cars on the road emit in the environment either. This book is about the quest of people across the United States, to invent a durable car that could travel 134 miles at 55 miles per hour safely, achieve 100 miles per gallon and emit no harmful gases.
I learned about Newton's second Law of Motion. The main idea behind this law is that the lighter an object is the faster it will can accelerate. I learned than an inverter is a device in a car, that makes it possible to switch between one power source and another like from gasoline to electricity.These are fascinating facts about cars and physics. I want to learn more about these subjects.
The X Prize foundation is located in southern California. They awarded five million dollars to a person who invented a car that met all those standards in 2010. The X Prize Foundation also awards money to people who can put robots on the moon. The foundation also gives money who can clean up the environment. I would love to do something special to receive money from the X Prize Foundation. I love reading about the diverse competitors who developed cars for this contest. There is a group of high school kids from Philadelphia who developed a car that ran on a special fuel of vegetable oil and electricity. I love the story of the wealthy real estate mogul who developed a car that could achieve 102 miles a gallon. This car ran on a special fuel of ethanol and gasoline. There is also the story of a husband and wife team who invented a car that had a motorcycle engine. Ingenious is a book that celebrates innovation and improvement in the cars that people drive. It is always a good thing when a new car is lighter, safer, cheaper, burns cleaner and is more fuel efficient. Ingenious is a book that celebrates the spirit of car innovation well.
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