PHOTO CAPTION: Moore High School team's tadpole design vehicle

Montana Students Aim for 90 MPG Vehicle

Experimental three-wheeler will be equipped with hydrogen generator in hopes of increasing fuel economy from 72 mpg to 90 mpg.

Published: 29-Dec-2009

MOORE — Shop class isn't what it used to be, at least when Moore High School teacher Clint Jensen is leading it.

Instead of tinkering on beat-up Buicks, Moore students are building a car from the ground up — and not just any car, one they hope will drive 90 miles on a single gallon of gas.

The project began more than a year ago, when the students were competing to build the most fuel-efficient vehicle at a statewide Technology Student Association convention.


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