The EcoCar Team at the University of Alberta is a student-run engineering organization that designs and builds hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. Our aim is to push the limits of efficient transportation by developing a fuel cell car with maximum gas mileage. The EcoCar team primarily races at the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Americas, an international arena for fuel efficiency.

Current Vehicle

Meet Sofie!

Unveiled this spring in April 2017 at the COBO Center, Detroit, Sofie is the EcoCar team’s third fuel cell vehicle! Sofie is a prototype class vehicle designed to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon.

Sofie’s siblings also competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon:

Our first generation vehicle, Steve, placed second in the Shell Eco-Marathon in 2012 and then first in 2014.

Our Team

Team Members

The Electrical Engineering team focuses on vehicle efficiency, electrical components, and the control and electrical systems including: the fuel cell, motors, driver controls, sensors, and LCD display.

The Mechanical Engineering team focuses on optimizing weight to power, aesthetics, ergonomics, and the structural design and mechanical systems including: the driver interface, steering, braking, and suspension.

Get Involved

Interested in Supporting EcoCar?

Our team is driven by our passion for science, technology, and sustainability.

If you are a fellow student interested in joining our cause, or a company associate who shares our values, please feel free to contact us for potential collaborations!


Thanks to Our Sponsors!

The EcoCar team would like to thank the following sponsors for supporting their projects for this year.

Much of our success would not have been possible without their contributions.