A group of U of I students may have the key to saving drivers a ton of cash at the pump. They've designed a 70-pound, two-passenger, hydrogen fuel cell car, which is expected to get up to 100-miles for every gallon of gas. The group is headed to Texas later this week to present their car in a competition sponsored by Shell.
The actual efficiency of the car will be determined in a six mile run, traveling at just 15-miles per hour in downtown Houston. The students took first place in the competition last year with a single passenger car that registered 66-miles per gallon.