Competition For Fuel-Efficient Vehicles Planned For Detroit

DETROIT (AP) – A competition involving fuel-efficient vehicles is planned for April in Detroit.

The University of Michigan says its Supermileage Team will compete in the “Shell Eco-marathon Americas,” which takes place in over several days.

The Ann Arbor school says the team’s torpedo-shaped one-seater that’s being entered is powered by a modified lawnmower engine. The school says those involved predict it could get 1,500 miles per gallon.

The competition typically attracts engineering students who aim to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient vehicles. More than 130 teams are expected for the competition. In all, the school says more than 1,000 participants are expected to race.

Events are planned for Cobo Center in downtown Detroit.

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