Eco-marathon Winners Could Drive Around the World for 22 Euros
The weather gods looked kindly on Rotterdam this past week and decided not to interfere with 3,000 students racing for fuel efficiency records in 2014’s Shell* Eco-marathon Europe. Bathed in sunlight, the competitors drove their self-built cars to record-breaking efficiency.
As expected, students of Lycee Saint-Joseph la Joliverie from France prolonged their title in the prototype class by driving 10 laps on the street circuit on just a couple of drops of fuel. Calculations showed they would be able to continue driving for 3,314.9 kilometers on a single liter of gasoline (7,797 miles per gallon): a new circuit record.
Students of the Hogeschool van Amsterdam also set a circuit record with a score of 428.5 kilometers (266 miles) per kilowatt hour with