Warwickshire students’ veg fuelled car races ahead

Motor vehicle students at Warwickshire College with their bio-diesel car.

Motor vehicle students at Warwickshire College with their bio-diesel car.

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An environmentally-friendly car powered on vegetable fuel designed by Warwickshire College students raced ahead to win first place at the national Alternative Energy race.

The bio-diesel car, created at the college’s Trident Centre in Leamington, powered through the quarter-mile course at the Santa Pod Raceway in Wellingborough in 16.66 seconds at a speed of 72.3 mph.

Motor vehicle student Tom Kerr, who is currently working as an apprentice with Jaguar Land Rover, said: “We’ve been involved in getting the car race-ready – doing the service check, replacing the glass windows with plastic and reducing the size of the exhaust so the car is lighter, for example.

 

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