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This is what happens when you hit the gas - Shannon Odell

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In 2015, two men drove a Volkswagen across the US on just over 100 gallons of fuel. Their 81-mile-per-gallon performance doubled the car’s estimated fuel rating, and set the record for the lowest fuel consumption ride of a diesel car. The duo were experts in techniques that maximize fuel efficiency. So, how did their strategy save fuel? Shannon Odell explores what’s going on beneath a car’s hood.

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Meet The Creators

  • Script Writer Shannon Odell
  • Director Kevin Herrmann, AIM Creative Studios
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Storyboard Artist Kevin Herrmann
  • Animator Kevin Herrmann, Genia Kim
  • Illustrator Kevin Herrmann
  • Music André Aires
  • Sound Designer André Aires
  • AIM Creative Studios Producer Tiago Ribeiro
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Producer Sazia Afrin
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Editorial Producer Shannon Odell
  • Fact-Checker Charles Wallace
  • Expert Consultant Daniel Sperling, Shima Nazari

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