alternative fuels

11:54am

Tue March 6, 2012
MTSU Team Includes Students and Alumni

Driving Cross-Country on 10 Gallons of Gas

Dr. Cliff Ricketts stands next to the specially adapted 1994 Toyota Tercel that is part of his alternative-fuels fleet of vehicles for a cross-country spring break trip. (MTSU file photo)

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)   --  A team of researchers from Middle Tennessee State University are attempting to drive cross-country this week on less than 10 gallons of gasoline.

MTSU Professor Cliff Ricketts, six students, and a couple of alumni volunteers were on schedule to pass through Oklahoma City at noon Tuesday on their way to Long Beach California.  They’re driving experimental hybrid vehicles that run on a variety of energy sources, including solar, hydrogen gas, ethanol and gasoline.

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