Students in West Philadelphia’s Workshop School have created something very special.
A race car that runs on donut grease and get’s over 98mpg!
Well, maybe not only donut grease, but still, this is an incredible achievement. So incredible in fact that they’ve been invited to the White House for the first annual White House Maker Faire. The EVX Team at the Workshop School has been building award winning alternative fuel cars since 1998 and this is just another feather in their already fluffy hat. They’ve previously won the Tour de Sol, the nation’s largest alternative energy vehicle race, three times and reached the semi-finals of the Progressive Automotive X PRIZE competition. The students on the EVX Team and at the Workshop School are shining examples of Philly’s ingenuity at work.
The car they created is a Factory Five 818 that is modified to achieve 100 MPG operating on biodiesel that the students produced from used fryer oil. That’s where that little sticker on the side sporting Federal Donuts comes in. Just think about it, all those donuts and bits of fried chicken you’ve been eating have aided in powering a race car that is sitting at the White House!