First day of competition 2009 Shell eco-marathon

End of first day results – April 17, 2009 Shell eco-marathon:

These are the first day results, the 18th are the final runs.

Laval – 2622.2MPG
Laval University
Country: Laval, Quebec, Canada
Prototype / Gasoline (Petrol)
Team Name: Alerion Supermileage
Vehicle Name: NTF 3.0

Penn State – 1776.4 MPG
Penn State
Country: University Park, PA, United States
Prototype / Hydrogen
Team Name: Blood, Sweat & Gears
Vehicle Name: HFV

Purdue University – 4614.2 MPG
Purdue University
Country: West Lafayette, IN, United States
Prototype / Solar
Team Name: Purdue Solar Racing Team
Vehicle Name: PULSAR

Mater Dei High School – 380.3 MPG
Mater Dei High School
Country: Evansville, IN, United States
Prototype / Gasoline (Petrol)
Team Name: Mater Dei SuperMileage
Vehicle Name: Next Gen II

Here are some clips from a bunch of Universities getting ready for a run or fixing problems on their pods. Before the students can take their car on the track they have to complete tests: braking, safety, ability to start.

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