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Purdue students design car that gets 2300 miles-per-gallon

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-- Imagine getting almost 2300 miles-per-gallon, Purdue students have designed and built a car that does just that.

The newest urban concept solar car has solar cells on top that capture the sun's energy.

A tracker inside of the car then stores and converts it into energy that can be used by batteries.

Zach Lapetina, a Purdue Solar Racing Program member said, "There would need to be improvements in solar technology. What we do here,we act like a symbol or something that could happen in the future when technology catches up, when costs go down, a little bit."

The students said that with high gas prices, it would be nice to see this car on the marker soon, but it might be awhile before we do.

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