Winner of Eco-marathon nears 10,000mpg.
A French team has won the Shell Eco-Marathon, held at Rockingham Motor Speedway, Corby, with a vehicle achieving an average fuel consumption of 9,737 miles per gallon.
The aim of the Shell Eco-Marathon was for competitors to build a vehicle meeting required safety standards and to run it round a circuit using the least fuel possible. at an average speed of more than 15mph.
The first Shell Eco-Marathon winner, in the 1970s was barely able to travel 1,000 miles per gallon.
This year's winning team, Microjoule, beat another French team, Team Callo, into second place with a winning margin of nearly 3,000mpg.
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