"Shell Eco-Marathon Winner Gets Over 2,500 Miles Per Gallon"

"HOUSTON -- A prototype car that achieved an amazing 2,564.8 miles per gallon won first place in the Shell Eco-marathon 2011 in Houston this past weekend.

Designed and built by students at Universite Laval, in Quebec City, Canada the car traveled the farthest distance using the least amount of energy, defeating student teams from across the U.S. and Canada at the two-day street course challenge.

Bruce Culpepper, Shell Oil executive vice president Americas Operations, kicked off the challenge on Saturday by waving the green start flag and telling the drivers, 'Start your fuel-efficient engines!'"

Environment News Service had the story April 19, 2011.

Friday, April 22, 2011