Huntsville Students Score Well In Electric Car Competition

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WHNT) - Local students traveled to London last week to participate in an electric car competition, and they did quite well!

This was the first time for a team from the United States to participate.  The students, from Huntsville City Schools, fared well in the Greenpower Competition on Sunday at the motor circuit in West Sussex.

Team USA placed 7th out of 14 teams in the 90-minute race, and finished 13th out of 50 in the four-hour-long second race.

The group won 'Best Newcomer' and the 'Siemens Innovator Award' following the competition.

They'll get a chance to do it again, too.  The Huntsville team earned a spot to the national finals to be held in October.

Team USA becomes the only team ever to qualify for the finals after just their first time to compete in a Greenpower race.

The group returns to Huntsville on Wednesday.