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It's the 40th Earth Day. Most hybrid cars travel 40 miles on electric power. So naturally, the EcoCAR teams – about 200 university students building green cars – It's almost April 22nd and to mark 40 years since the first Earth Day, the EcoCAR teams are looking under their hoods for inspiration… and something that involves the number 40.
As a result, we have the 40 Mile Pledge. For the rest of 2010, every time they hit the road for a day trip, they're keeping it under 40 miles. It's a simple way to conserve energy and drive like you own a hybrid, even if you don't.
Need inspiration? The EcoCAR teams shared a few of their under-40-mile day trips:
• Some of the Penn State team's favorite under-40 trips include Mount Nittany, which is considered a mandatory hike for any graduate and is only a short ride on the local CATA bus, which runs on natural gas to boot! Fisherman's Paradise is another favorite spot.
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