CU Denver students win big with ultra-high mileage car

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DENVER — A team of CU Denver students working to build a more efficient car won first place in the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon, an event where students from around the world compete to build more Earth-friendly vehicles.

The H2 Eco-Challengers conquered their division with a hydrogen fuel cell-driven prototype car that rated 54 miles per kilowatt hour, the team reported.

The Eco-marathon ran April 4-7 in Houston, Texas.

In 2012, reporter Dan Daru met with an earlier incarnation of the CU Denver team known as Mile Hydrogen.