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Sullivan High School Wins Shell Eco-marathon

The winning car and the RAM 1500 truck will be making a “pit

               stop” at Sullivan High School at approximately 9:00 am on

               Wednesday, April 30, 2014


At the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Houston this past weekend, Sullivan High School (Sullivan, IN) won the Diesel-Powered Prototype category with a score of 1,899.32 miles per gallon.  This also is a new American fuel efficiency record for the Shell Eco-marathon in the diesel category.

Other winners in different categories were as follows:

Canadian teams took the top two spots in the gasoline Prototype category. The winning team, from Université Laval, managed to hit 2,824 miles per gallon (mpg), just a few drops ahead of the second-place team, the University of Toronto, which finished with 2,712 mpg. Last year, the winning team got 3,587 mpg. The winning fuel economy figures have ranged in the past all the way up to and over 8,000 mpg. The Eco-marathon has multiple categories, and the UrbanConcept space - which features bigger vehicles that often have a bit of fun with style, like the Back To The Future DeLorean from St. Pauls School pictured above, which only got 72.4 mpg - was won by Mater Dei High School from Evansville, IN with 901.48 mpg. There were also a handful of hydrogen-powered vehicles, with the winner's crown going to the University of Colorado Denver with a score of 37.37 m/kWh. The Prototype battery-powered EV category was won by the Université de Sherbrooke from Quebec, Canada, with 202 m/kWh. The diesel-powered Prototype category again was won by Sullivan High School from Sullivan, IN with a score of 1,899.32 mpg

The record setting car in now in route to Detroit, MI via the back of a brand new RAM 1500 Eco-Diesel fueled truck that will be delivering the winning car to the Henry Ford Museum to be placed on display.

Next year, the Shell Eco-marathon Americas will leave its home in Texas for the past five years and head north to Detroit.