Université Laval has won for five of past six years

This past weekend, teams from all over the Americas congregated in Houston for the city’s last Shell Eco-Marathon Americas and two Canadian universities came out on top.

The University of Toronto almost dethroned Université Laval, the latter experiencing friction problems in their electrical system. Ultimately, the Quebec team came out on top with 2,824 miles per gallon from their Alérion Supermileage entry.

“Our team is very excited with the results of the weekend,” said team captain Audrey Lainé. “Initially we had issues with our engine, but we came together as a team to fix it and are extremely satisfied. The University of Toronto and Mater Dei High School had very close scores to our team, which made the weekend even more exciting.”

Next year, the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas leaves Houston for Detroit.

Check out the video above summarizing the results and to hear non-Canadians try to pronounce Laval.




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Mark Stevenson is a former IT professional turned freelance automotive writer and news editor for Autos.ca. He's a member of the Automobile Journalists Association of Canada and former member of the Texas Automotive Writers Association (TAWA). Mark spends an inordinate amount of time on motorcycles and resides in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia with his two dogs - Nismo and Maloo. You can find him on Twitter and Facebook.