Wednesday, April 7, 2010

2010 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Results

CAPTION: SEMA Students from Mater Dei High School, Evansville, IN complete a winning lap in their Prototype vehicle George, which achieved 437.2 miles per gallon at the 2010 Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Houston, March 28. The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students around the world to design, build and test vehicles that travel farther using less energy. (PRNewsFoto/Shell)

So who came out on top? For the second year in a row, the student team from Laval University in Quebec, Canada took home the grand prize with an astonishing 2,487.5 miles per gallon, equivalent to 1,057.5 kilometres per liter, in the "Prototype" category. And in the "UrbanConcept" category, the team from Mater Dei High School in Evansville, IN took the grand prize for the second year in a row by achieving 437.2 mpg, equivalent to 185.87 km/l.