And the 2007 Challenge X winner is...

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  1. #1 Rigidreaves, Jun 10, 2007
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    Mississippi State University.

    MSSTATE Engineering>>>>>>>The Rest
    I was more routing for the supercapacitor designs because I think they have greater potential, but I gotta represent the home team.

    2007 Challenge X
    Rising to the Challenge


    AutoWeek | Published 06/07/07, 4:03 pm et

    Engineering students at Mississippi State University won the third year of the Challenge X competition, jointly sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. Seventeen schools converted 2005 Chevy Equinox crossovers to alternative powertrains.

    The winning entry uses a hybrid drivetrain charged by a 1.9-liter GM turbodiesel running on B20 biodiesel. The University of Wisconsin placed second with a similar drivetrain while Virginia Tech was third with a different form of hybrid, fueled by E85 ethanol with a spark-ignition 2.3-liter engine.

    University of California-Davis, which had big hopes for its plug-in hybrid, the only such vehicle entered, was nearly last, beating only the University of Michigan which had its own unique approach using hydraulics to store energy.

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