Some really smart students at the University of British Columbia have figured out a way to get from Vancouver to Halifax on one just one gallon (3.79 litres) of gas, good enough to take the top prize in SuperMileage, an annual international competition for students who think they can design, build, and drive a single-person vehicle that’s going to be super-stingy on gas. That’s pretty good.
The UBC public affairs people say that teams from their school have won top prize in four of the six years the school has entered the competition and the latest victory was UBC’s fourth victory in a row. Forty teams from Canada, the U.S. and India took part in the competition. Another Canadian school — Université Laval — came in second. That seems pretty good, too.