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Hybrid X High School Team Wins Green Grand Prix MPG Road Rally

Posted By Laura K. Cowan On July 14, 2011 @ 8:24 am In automotive,Green Transportation,News | 1 Comment

Hybrid X Team, West Philly Hybrid X, high school MPG Rally champions, Watkins Glen, Green Grand Prix

The West Philly high school Hybrid X Team [1] beat out 43 corporate entrants and Ivy League teams such as Cornell to win the Green Grand Prix’s 100-mile fuel economy [2] MPG Road Rally this week, with their EVX GT diesel hybrid [3] car. The young team has been climbing the ranks of similar competitons lately, their hybrid Focus finishing as a semi-finalist in the Automotive X Prize [4] several months ago when they entered their 60-mpg Attack in the competition.

Hybrid X Team, West Philly Hybrid X, high school MPG Rally champions, Watkins Glen, Green Grand Prix

The EVX GT car was built using a Factor Five GTM supercar kit with a diesel hybrid engine to achieve 160 mpge over the course of the 100-mile race. The West Philly team has an impressive array of vehicles under its belt already, which you can see on their award-packed website [1].

+ West Philly Hybrid X Team [1]

Via AutoBlog Green [5]


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[1] Hybrid X Team: http://www.evxteam.org/

[2] fuel economy: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=fuel+economy

[3] diesel hybrid: http://inhabitat.com/index.php?s=diesel+hybrid

[4] Automotive X Prize: http://inhabitat.com/progressive-auto-x-prize-announces-10-million-winners/

[5] AutoBlog Green: http://green.autoblog.com/2011/07/12/west-philly-high-school-team-wins-mpg-road-rally/

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