St. Paul’s School Stresses Sharing
Why does this team’s high-efficiency car look like a taxi?
Ride-sharing is the idea that students at St. Paul’s School in Covington, Louisiana wanted to drive home with the vehicle they built for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013. It’s nicknamed “Big Yellow Taxi,” and modeled after Benny the cartoon taxi in the movie, “Who Framed Roger Rabbit?”
“Everyone’s saying, ‘Look for the next best fuel, the next best innovation,’” explains Quinn Anglada, a high school junior, in the video above, with teammates Adam Fink and Andrew Jung, and coach John Carambat. “The simplest thing that you can do today, is just to get into a car with a friend. If you carpool, you’re doubling your gas mileage. If you carpool with two people,