Central students prepare SuperMileage car for California competition

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Students at Evansville’s Central High School will be working to prepare the school’s SuperMileage car for shipping to California for the Shell Eco Marathon competition that will take place toward the end of April.

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy efficient vehicles.

Students compete to see which vehicles can go the farthest on the least amount of fuel.

This is the sixth year that the students have competed in the challenge.

It marks the fifth year for the group to compete in the battery electric division.

Central is one of only one or two high school teams out of 24 to compete in this division.

Last year, the group placed fifth among teams from all over the world, including colleges and universities.

The teams who placed ahead of Central last year included Duke University, Oregon State University, Universidade Federal de Santa and University of Boulder Colorado.

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(This story was originally published April 11, 2018)

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