Every few weeks, Cornell 100+ MPG Team members write blog articles that are published by Popular Mechanics in their online Automotive News. Click on the article titles below to read about our team's progress!
"Cornell 100+ MPG unleashed the team's mule car on the open road for the first time recently, participating in the 2008 Green Grand Prix in Watkins Glen, N.Y. The 60-mile road rally, now in its fourth year, is a showcase for alternative-energy vehicles and was the team’s first stop en route to the race for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize...."
"Electric power generation may be the most complex and innovative aspect of building a hybrid for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize, but a solid foundation to support all that battery weight is just as important. As Cornell's Popular Mechanics-sponsored AXP team integrated electrical components into its Geo Metro mule, the car's chassis has received a complete overhaul as well..."
"In our last update, we announced that the Cornell team had selected a Geo Metro as our mule car for the Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize. Picking the right ride was an important step in developing our plug-in hybrid entry, but over the next semester the real hands-on work gets interesting..."