After a long tough weekend with many curve-balls thrown at our team, we are proud to be able to come home with the Second Place Trophy in the Hydrogen Fuel Class! We were able to attain 26 km/l which broke last years record and we were very close to the first place team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign who attained 28 km/l! This is a great result for our team’s first competition! We are very proud of the outcome and hope to continue to get better and better in international competitions!
Here are a few of our latest Renderings of our first generation Vehicle.
We can’t wait to see the completed aero shell come in the next few weeks thanks to our partnership with Twin Anchors Houseboats! ( http://www.twinanchors.com/)
Here’s just a couple pictures of our team’s Electrical Lead Jared Geisinger working away in the Design Lab at the University of Alberta.
Through the past few months the University of Alberta EcoCar Team has busily been completing much of the build for our upcoming unveiling of the first generation vehicle. Look for updates regarding the official date and location of our unveiling event which is scheduled for late March 2012.
Currently, our team is working on many aspects of the build for the vehicle including, the layup of our carbon fiber chassis, hub motor conversions, welding of our suspension systems, and motor optimization. Another exciting update from our team has been the partnership with Twin Anchors Houseboats (http://www.twinanchors.com/) for the manufacture of our molds as well as the build of our body panels! Below is a rendering of this work and is just a snippet of the type of work the University of Alberta EcoCar Team is proud to produce along with its partners. More on the work being done to produce our body panels coming shortly…
For those of you new to the University of Alberta EcoCar team, we are a group of dedicated students with the goal of developing a zero emission vehicle formed the University of Alberta EcoCar Team (EcoCar Team). By collaborating with local industry we hope to not only promote environmental sustainability, but also complement our studies with practical experience. Our zero emission vehicles are designed and fabricated in-houseto compete in international competitions where they will be judged on their efficiency, design and applicability of use in modern transportation. The EcoCar Team actively promotes science, engineering, and environmental awareness in Alberta through its community outreach initiatives.