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September 16, 2009

ExxonMobil gives $25,000 to Philly high school X Prize team for Hybrid K-1 Attack

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For ExxonMobil, $25,000 is not a lot of money. For a group of high-school students working on a 100+ mpg car for the Automotive X Prize, it’s a great boost to get their Hybrid K-1 Attack – or whatever vehicle the team enters into the AXP (the press release mentions but does not describe two vehicles – to the next stage. The money was presented to the students of the
West Philly Hybrid X Team, based at the West Philadelphia High School Academy for Automotive and Mechanical Engineering, earlier this week by U.S. Congressman Chaka Fattah and ExxonMobil Foundation President Gerald McElvy.

The Hybrid K-1 Attack is a biodiesel-burning hybrid that, last we heard, could get to 60 mpg. The body is taken from a standard K-1 Attack, a Slovakian kit car.

Gallery: New York 2008: West Philly’s Hybrid Attack

[Source: ExxonMobil]

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