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Amazing high-mileage cars

Student engineers running on fumes.

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Shell Eco-Marathon Americas

The 2014 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas took place in Houston earlier this week, where schools from the region compete to build experimental ultra-fuel efficient cars. The competition was won by Quebec's Université Laval with a showing of 2,824 mpg (not pictured,) but there were plenty of other clever creations in the mix.

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The 74 Classic, #48, Prototype, running on Ethanol, competing for team Rose-Hulman Efficient Vehicles from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology University, Indiana.

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The The Carbon Lady, #39, Prototype, running on Diesel, competing for team ShopGirls from Granite Falls High School, Washington.

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The Black Diesel, #41, Prototype, running on Diesel, competing for team No Spark Plug Allowed from Sullivan High School, Indiana, United States
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The Delorean 2.0, #503, UrbanConcept, running on Gasoline, competing for team Back to the Future Part ll from St. Pauls High School, Louisiana.

Amazing high-mileage cars

Student engineers running on fumes.

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