Second place is a good finish for one UW team. The UW Madison team was among 17 schools to re-engineer a 2005 Chevrolet Equinox, using advanced propulsion technologies to increase fuel efficiency and reduce environmental impact. Challenge X team leader Becky Gunn says their biodiesel hybrid gets about 36 miles per gallon, compared to seventeen mpg for a stock Equinox. So could we see this kind of vehicle in the showroom? "Our goal is to have a car that could be produced," said Gunn. There were only eight points separating the UW and the winning team from Mississippi State. Virginia Tech came in third. The teams will have one more year with the cars, during which they'll be free to make any modifications they want.
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