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Eco-car goes further... - University of Cambridge Newsletter
A team of researchers from the University's Cavendish Laboratory took part in the Shell Eco-marathon World Championships held at Rockingham Motor Speedway Circuit, in Northamptonshire. The competition is designed to discover the world's most fuel-efficient vehicle. Teams have to race their car over 10 miles, inside a strict time limit, using the minimum amount of fuel possible. Cambridge's Team Crocodile have been taking part in such events for several years and were hoping for an improved performance after completely rebuilding their car to make it lighter, more streamlined, and even more fuel-efficient. They came fifth out of British teams competing, and sixth overall. Throughout the year, the team use the car for education purposes. It is exhibited during National Science Week and at the annual Physics at Work event, when school-children are invited to the Cavendish Laboratory. "We hope that this success will set a really good example to other schools thinking about entering the competition," said Cavendish Laboratory technician Rik Balsod, who designed and built the car...

Eco-car goes further... - International LABMATE Ltd.
Cambridge's Team Crocodile were hoping for an improved performance over last time, having completely rebuilt their car, making it lighter and more streamlined. Their hard work was rewarded with a fuel consumption of 2,821 miles per gallon, an 820 mile improvement on their previous World Championship run. This placed them fifth out of British teams competing and sixth overall (last time they came 13th and 30th respectively)....

Not for boy racers... - Cambridge Evening News
A CAR with fuel economy most motorists would die for has just rolled off the production line at Cambridge University's physics department. The vehicle can do 2,500 miles to the gallon. But it does them at a speed many Cambridge cyclists could equal ­ around 15mph. The 10ft car, weighing just 110lb, has a four-stroke 27cc engine and is the handiwork of a team from the Cavendish Laboratories, who will be entering it in a competition. The search to find the world's most fuel-efficient vehicle will take place at the Shell Eco-marathon World Championships, at Rockingham Motor Speedway Circuit, near Corby, on June 22 and 23...

Araldite® runs the Shell... - Vantico Ltd.
The Cavendish Laboratory (Dept. of Physics) from the University of Cambridge has been involved in the "Shell Mileage Marathon Competition" where participating teams have to build a person-driven vehicle, powered by a small engine to race and achieve the highest possible mileage per gallon. Araldite 420, from Vantico's aerospace range of adhesives, was used to bond the aluminium panels of a streamlined and lightweight vehicle in order to combine the lightest weight with the highest performance...