“You Meet the Fuel-savviest People on a Honda”

With fuel prices hovering above $4.00 per gallon, how does this sound: 118.1 mpg?

With fuel prices hovering above $4.00 per gallon, how does this sound: 118.1 mpg?

Seriously.

That’s what is the stated fuel efficiency of the European-spec version of a new motor scooter that Honda has introduced, the NSC 110, with the letters standing for “New Standard Commuter” and the number representing the displacement of the air-cooled, single-cylinder, OHC, fuel-injected engine in cubic centimeters.

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So it is a motor scooter, not a car. But consider this: with a five-gallon fuel tank, you could go 590 miles before needing to fill up again.

Seems like it might be something increasingly appealing if the “summer driving season” kicks in and the prices at the pump spike up.