For the Eco-Marathon Americas, a student team designed a slick vehicle that can get 2,824 miles per gallon.

Every year, Shell holds the Eco-Marathon Americas, a competition which challenges teams of students to try and build some of the world’s most energy-efficient vehicles. This year, a group of student from Université Laval in Quebec, designed an oddly-shaped vehicle that can get 2,824 miles per gallon. What that means, is that the car would be able to travel from New York to Los Angeles on less than a gallon of fuel.

Even though the team faced a whole host of problems, such as excess friction and electrical short circuits, they managed to come away with the top mileage prize for the fifth time out of the past six Eco-marathon Americas competitions. As impressive as it was, their attempt was well below the all time high of 3,587 miles per gallon, set by the same school last year.

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