MU hydrogen car to compete in Eco-marathon

University of Missouri engineering students have a lot of faith in their third made-from-scratch hydrogen-powered street car.

The hydrogen vehicle team expects Tigergen III to reach the equivalent of 500 miles per gallon next week at the annual Shell Eco-marathon in Houston.

“I’m definitely optimistic about that,” said senior Robert Margherio, who served as head mechanic last year. “The fuel system is a lot better, and we made a lot of improvements.”

Unlike its predecessor, Tigergen III was designed and built with input from the same team members, group President Victoria Hezel said. That should prevent it from running into the same types of hiccups Tigergen II saw in its first competition.

[Columbia Tribune]