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     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!

  •  5/21/2008 - "Last-Minute Mods Get Cornell’s...Mule in Test Rally for Real-World MPG Clues"
  • "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...."

  •  5/15/2008 - "Cornell Auto X Prize Team Hacks Metro Geo Chassis for 100-mpg Hybrid"
  • "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..."

  •  4/7/2008 - "PM-Sponsored Cornell Auto X Prize Squad Builds Mega-Efficient Drivetrain"
  • "With just one semester of school before Progressive Insurance X Prize qualification rounds begin, a flurry of work by different groups within the Cornell AXP team is progressing here simultaneously. We ordered supplies for transforming our Geo Metro into a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle after our last update, and with much of our hardware in house, we’ve begun work on the mule—and its modified drivetrain...."
  •  2/21/2008 - "PM's Huge Auto X-Prize Team Tests Geo Metro..."
  • "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..."

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