GM co-sponsors eco-concept challenge

Katherine Long

Seattle — On the outside, it’s a basic, affordable, midsize Chevy Malibu.

But on the inside it’s a hybrid like no other, with two separate engines — one biodiesel, the other electric — that together give it the muscle of, well, a muscle car, not the faint and tentative speed of some hybrids.

For the last three years, a team of University of Washington students has designed, planned, tested, rebuilt, rewired and re-engineered the innards of the General Motors car.

Recently the team showed it off at Denny International Middle School, where sixth-graders in teacher Ben Evans’ science class swarmed around the car parked in front of the school, and peppered college students Ryan Mallory and Jake Garrison with a hundred questions.

Source: 
Seattle Times