A team of engineering students from the University of Wisconsin three-peated the annual Future Truck of the year award for 2004, after winning in both 2202 & 2003. What makes the Badgers the new dynasty to beat in a competition that takes a stock 2002 Ford Explorer and tweaks it for better fuel efficiency & cleaner emissions without drawing from the vehicles performance? The mighty Badgers boosted mileage by 33% using a bio-diesel/hybrid engine and reduced emissions with a specialized catalytic converter and filter. The best part is reading the quotes from the winning team. They sound like any college athlete after the big game. "It was a real team effort, a lot of hard work and no sleep, but it was fun," said Dan Bocci, student participant/engineering badass, University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Hi! We notice you're using an ad blocker. Please consider whitelisting Autoblog.
We get it. Ads can be annoying. But ads are also how we keep the garage doors open and the lights on here at Autoblog - and keep our stories free for you and for everyone. And free is good, right? If you'd be so kind as to whitelist our site, we promise to keep bringing you great content. Thanks for that. And thanks for reading Autoblog.
Here's how to disable adblocking on our site.
- Click on the icon for your Adblocker in your browser. A drop down menu will appear.
- Select the option to run ads for autoblog.com, by clicking either "turn off for this site", "don't run on pages on this domain", "whitelist this site" or similar. The exact text will differ depending on the actual application you have running.
- Refresh the Autoblog page you were viewing. Done!
You still haven't turned off your adblocker or whitelisted our site. It only takes a few seconds.