Michigan State University launches alternative-fuel vehicle exhibit

08/24/2011 | Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The

Michigan State University unveiled its first "Movin' Maroon" exhibit that featured alternative-fuel vehicles developed at MSU's Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems, including propane autogas-powered vehicles and other innovations such as zero-emission idle-reduction systems for 18-wheeler trucks. The event highlighted MSU students' entries to the EcoCAR and ChallengeX competitions. MSU's EcoCAR, which won sixth place overall in the competition, is a hybrid Chevrolet Equinox powered by diesel and a lithium-ion battery.

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Columbus Dispatch (Ohio), The