The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology crashed a tailgate party in their class-built hybrid
before the Indianapolis Colts first playoff game. Competing in the Challenge X
, the team
showed off its Chevy Equinox that has a biofuel
diesel engine and two electric motors. The team has been working on the car for nearly three years and welcomed the opportunity to visit with interested fans. Team members estimate that the crossover
SUV will get about 35 mpg and improve the passing acceleration time; all without hurting emissions. Challenge X competition against other schools begins in May. Last year the team finished 10th in the second of the 3-year program.
[Source: Tribune Star]