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Laval University students hit record-breaking 1,525km/L

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Khatir Soltani
A team of about 15 students from Laval University (Quebec City) designed an extremely fuel-efficient vehicle that covered a surreal 1,524.7 kilometres with a single litre of gas during the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas in Houston, Texas.

The feat earned them first place in the Prototype/Gas engine category, well ahead of the second-place team (981.2km/L). The previous North American record of 1,347km/L was also set by Laval University in 2008.

Next up is the SAE Supermileage competition in Michigan this June. Will we witness another record-breaking performance?

Khatir Soltani
Khatir Soltani
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