Gallery: 300% More Efficient Saturn VUE Wins EcoCAR Challenge

 

Ohio State University recently took top honors in the 2009 EcoCAR Competition, which challenged students across the US and Canada to redesign a standard Saturn VUE into an ultra-efficient vehicle. Their winning EcoCAR utilizes a lithium battery and an ethanol-fueled engine to achieve an incredible 300% increase in fuel efficiency over its standard model counterpart! The vehicle took plenty of man hours, good design and well-honed math skills, but the end result proves that future-forward vehicles can be built with the technology of today.

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  1. crash courses June 23, 2009 at 11:45 am

    What i would give to be able to have a car that offers a 300% increase in fuel efficiency over my current car.

    I am a driving instructor so you can imagine how much fuel i go through.

    This car would save me a fortune!

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