We got to meet the West Philly Hybrid X Team's Hybrid Attack at the New York Auto Show last year. Now, the students at the inner-city public high school West Philadelphia High School Academy for Automotive and Mechanical Engineering are being called a "top-10 contender in Progressive Automotive X Prize." Not sure who's doing the ranking, but the phrase comes from America.gov, which is launching "Recharging Transportation: Green Technology Education" series with a video about the school and the car.
The hybrid Attack burns biodiesel and gets about 60 mpg, according to 16-year-old Sowande in the video. That leaves 40 mpg to go to reach the AXP's 100 mpg target, but this is still an impressive effort from high school students. Learn more about the car here.