BYU Students Attempting to Break Super-Mileage Record

Imagine a vehicle that can achieve more than 3,500 miles per gallon - the distance from Maine to Washington State - on one gallon of gasoline. Sounds impossible, right? Well, not exactly!

Local students from Brigham Young University are hard at work building their futuristic, super mileage vehicles to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Americas® 2014.   Two of them, Joseph Blanch and Cory Newton, explained their project Friday on ABC4 Utah Midday.

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique, global competition that challenges students to push the boundaries of energy efficiency on the road by asking high school and college student teams to design, build and test the most energy-efficient vehicles. With annual events in the Americas, Europe and Asia, this innovation competition pushes future scientists and engineers to travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy.
Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 will take place April 25-27, 2014 on the streets of downtown Houston, Texas. Pedestrians at Discovery Green will be replaced by cars of the future, as the teams take to the streets to test their vehicles.

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