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UW-Madison hybrid-vehicle team places second nationally

MADISON - Tired of high gas costs and poor sport utility vehicle (SUV) fuel efficiency?

A group of engineering students at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has spent the last three years building one of the cleanest and most fuel-efficient SUVs in North America. The principles behind the vehicle, appropriately named the "Moovada," could one day be incorporated into mass-production hyb......

Full article >>> Casson explains. "It basically means that the electric motor powers the rear wheels while the engine powers the front wheels."

It is a design that maintains the Equinox's handling and performance, but improves its fuel efficiency and emissions. Casson says the Moovada gets approximately 35 miles per gallon (mpg) - 20 mpg better than the 15 mpg that a regular SUV averages.

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