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Race winner gets close to 7,000mpg

Race winner gets close to 7,000mpg

The winner of the European Eco-Shell Marathon 2006 runs on ethanol and achieved 6,786mpg. While this figure is impressive, the field was competitive, with 27 of the entrants getting more than 2,825mpg. CNET News.com has the story and a slide show. Of particular interest is the winner of the technical innovation award, a car from the Hochschule Offenburg team from Germany that uses an in-wheel motor powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.