Canadian?s take top honors at this year?s 2009 Shell Eco-marathon Americas
Fontana, CA. -- Fuel economy and distance, not speed, was the goal this weekend on the track at the 2009 Shell Eco-marathon Americas(R), a challenge for students to design, build and test fuel-efficient vehicles that travel the farthest distance on just 250 ml of gasoline. From our last report on the "Teams from across the America?s will travel thousands of miles... Per gallon!", this year saw more than 500 students from North and South America participate to stretch the boundaries of fuel efficiency at the 2009 Shell Eco-Marathon America?s. So who came out on top? The student team from Laval University, with an astonishing 2,757.1 mpgUS won the grand prize in the "Prototype" category.