EcoCar Team Completes CompetitionJune 20, 2011
Mississippi State's 2011 CAVS EcoCar team finished the international challenge with high honors. The university group was among 16 entries completing the three-year competition this week in Detroit, Mich., and Washington, D.C.
Just as the team's Saturn VUE sports utility vehicle was being loaded for shipment to the finale of the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors-sponsored event, members identified the cause of a persistent overheating problem--a blown head gasket. A key engine component, the head gasket would haunt the team throughout the intense matchup with 15 other top universities from the United States and Canada.
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