Virginia Tech’s EcoCar Has a Little Bit of Giddy Up

With a 54-mile range as a “pure electric vehicle,” Virginia Tech’s EcoCar has some true green credentials. The vehicle can be run on gasoline, e-85 or electricity; and in the end this gives the car an 80 mpg-e rating.

But the EcoCar challenge also required cars to be consumer friendly, which often includes performance. The Virginia Tech team didn’t disappoint in this category. Watch the video above to learn more about the “consumer acceptability” part – also known as the 6.68 second 0-60 time.

Also, in case you were wondering, the team took first place in the challenge

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