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Monday, October 26, 2009

Cornell's 100+ MPG team zooms to next level in $10 million X Prize competition

Cornell's student team that is building a car that gets more than 100 miles to the gallon has zoomed to the next level of the Automotive X Prize Competition -- making Cornell the only university team in the mainstream class of vehicles.  Cornell will be judged agains 27 other vehicles.

Redshift, the nickname for Cornell's car, is a plug-in hybrid vehicle with a diesel engine and an electrical drive train powered by a lithion-ion battery pack.  Winners will be announced in 2010.

Cornell is also one of the new national Energy Frontier Research Centers exploring advanced technologies related to battery development and energy storage, and is a member of BEST -- NYS's advanced battery consortium.  (See related stories on this web site using easy search function on top left.)