What is EcoCar?
We are an engineering student team working to push the limits of efficient transportation by developing a fuel cell car with maximum gas mileage. Our team competes yearly in the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas, an international arena for fuel efficiency.
What have we achieved?
Our first generation vehicle, Steve, placed second in the Shell Eco-Marathon in 2012 and then first in 2014. Our latest vehicle, Alice, received first place at the Shell Eco-marathon 2016 and allowed us to attend the Shell Eco-marathon Europe and Drivers’ World Championship.
The cars use a proton exchange membrane fuel cell where hydrogen contacts a catalyst in conjunction with air blowing into the cell to produce water and an electric current. This current is what drives the car motor.
Our team loves to share our passion for science, technology, and sustainability so feel free to contact us if you would like to collaborate!
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