Whoa there, let's wait a little bit. I want to get my GasSaving perfected here on Earth before I try to save gas in the thin air of Mars. We also need more GasSaver members before we colonize Mars, let alone the universe.
But just imagine... on Mars:
Gravity is so much less, so much less rolling resistance
There will be almost no wind resistance
There would be no parasitic drag on the engine, and the exhaust fumes would be expelled into a near-vacuum, possibly allowing turbine type alternator devices for improved energy recovery!
The downside is you would need a mars base, space-suit, and oxygen supply built into the car for fuel
__________________ Team GasMisers5 - #1 for first three rounds of the original GS Fuel Economy Challenge
Miles displaced by e-bike since 1 Jan 2008: 62.6 (0 kWh used)
www.spritmonitor.de has the following options - besides the L/100 km you see in my signature - available in BBCode:
I assume you have to maintain your gaslog on spritmonitor for that to work.
This sig hack is based (indirectly) on the gassavers gas logs so it requires no duplicate entry of your fuel consumption data if you are already utilizing this log. Part of my motivation was getting more exposure to this standard unit of FE (especially with fuel in the numerator).
I see spritmonitor gives you the total, mileage and fuel consumption. you *could* add one gaslog entry for the sum. Certainly logging on to multiple sites just to maintain your fuel consumption is too much to expect of anyone.
Note there are other options for having your own personal log and updating remote sites en-mass from it, but they are a royal pain in the butt, even for a programmer.