Ethanol Car Beats Fuel Cells to Win European Eco-marathon


From Environmental News Service newswire: -- "NOGARO, France, May 22, 2006 (ENS) - An ethanol powered car engineered by French high school students has achieved the best fuel efficiency at the European Shell Eco-marathon 2006, winning the race at the Nogaro auto racing circuit in southwest France. It also took the Climate Friendly prize for producing the least greenhouse gas emissions in the process". Energy consumption was equivalent to traveling 2,885 kilometers (1,792 miles) on a single liter of gasoline. This did not best last year's record, however. TreeHugger recommends reading the full story to take advantage of the photos and especially to read about the Danish engineering team's invention of a 100% efficient hydrogen propulsion technology.

Entrants' photo shown is by European Shell Eco-marathon 2006.