993 Miles Per Gallon: ATU Excels in California

Arkansas Tech University identified itself as a leader in automotive engineering during the 2019 Shell Eco-marathon Americas challenge in Sonoma, Calif., April 3-6.

A team of six ATU students achieved a fuel efficiency of 993 miles per gallon to finish third among teams from the United States and seventh overall in the prototype internal combustion engine division.

ATU was represented in Sonoma by students Michael Anderson, Brayden Butler, Justin Duke, Andrew Lea, Justin Stroud and Jay Wallace as well as ATU engineering instructor Jacob Weidenfeller.

They went to the 2019 Shell Eco-marathon Americas challenge with a goal of improving upon the 212 miles per gallon that the ATU team achieved at the event in 2018. They reached that goal with a 368 percent increase in fuel efficiency.

More information concerning this achievement will be shared on arkansastechnews.com in the days to come.