• UAlberta Eco-Car Team Develops Single-Seat Concept Car

    UAlberta Eco-Car team leader Nik Viktorov, seen here are the official unveiling of the group’s new car, Alice, says the team and car are ready to compete.

    Alice will be competing in the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas competition. The concept car, created by a 19 member team, is called Alice and will be competing in what is considered the most challenging group, the Urban Concept-hydrogen fuel category. The team is led by Nik Viktorov, a third-year chemical engineering (co-op) student, who says that the team has high hopes for the vehicle. If they come in one of the top two spots, they will be eligible to enter the Shell Eco-Marathon race in London, England this July.

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  • SEMA 2016 40 Hour Update

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    Day 2 of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas began for the Electrical team early this morning debugging in preparation for the mandatory Technical Inspection. At 8:30AM, the Shell Eco-marathon Americas officially began with the opening ceremonies followed by the annual photo of all SEMA teams and vehicles.  The Chairman of Shell was present and welcomed all of us to Detroit.  In the spirit of innovation and to capture all 200 or so vehicle teams in the photo, Shell used a drone to fly overhead and  capture all of the teams with their cars!

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  • SEMA 2016 17 Hour Update

    Mihai Esanu, on a co-op work term in Ottawa with Alcatel-Lucent, is reunited with Nik.

    Alice and the team have arrived safe and sound in Detroit! We've spent most of today fixing some small portions of the car and getting ready for technical inspection, which we need to complete before we are allowed to drive on the track. Meanwhile, our electrical team is making backup boards and debugging remaining issues with the system.

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  • Alberta Primetime: UAlberta "EcoCar" Team Heading to Competition

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  • Eco-Car team ready to hit the road in Detroit

    Original content on the University of Alberta Faculty of Engineering website Posted by Richard Ciarney on April 20, 2016 (Edmonton) When you take care of a lot of tiny details, it adds up to something huge. And the U of A Eco-Car team is having a really big year. This 19 team members—a record number—are in Detroit, competing against universities from around the world.

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  • Hard Work and Late Nights: Introducing Alice

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    After two years of planning, building, re-planning, and some more building, the EcoCar team's new car, Alice, is finally ready. Our team has put in a lot of hard work and effort into this car. In fact, for the past few months, many of our members have been working on the car till the early hours of the morning, sometimes till 5 am!

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  • EcoCar Crowdfunding Announcement

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    The University of Alberta EcoCar team has launched a crowdfunding campaign! We need your help to continue to develop innovative projects and to improve our current and future cars.  Any contribution really helps the team.  Our crowdfunding campaign can be found here: https://ualberta.useed.net/projects/486/home

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  • Alice Unveiling

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    Link to facebook event: Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come! The Ecocar team will be unveiling our new hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, Alice! Shell also holds a challenge where the team that gets the most number of people to show up and sign an attendance sheet wins FREE SHIPPING TO THE COMPETITION!! This is a huge amount of money that we can save! So please come out, check out the cool new car, eat pizza and help us win free shipping!

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  • Saturday Work-Session: A Team that Eats Together Succeeds Together

    Team Lunch and Sat Work Session 27th March 2016

    The EcoCar team met again last Saturday to continue working on Alice. With the deadline for car completion just around the corner, our members our working hard, day and night (quite literally). After a hectic morning, we decided to take a break for a few minutes, eat some lunch and bond. As the saying goes, a team that eats together, succeeds together...ok, I might have made that up. Anyway, Here are some pictures!

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  • Passing the torch - Meet the 2015-16 EcoCar Team!

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    This Saturday work-session, we decided to sit down with some of our new team-members and talk to them about their experience with EcoCar so far. Recruiting new talent is essential for the team's progress. This is precisely why EcoCar welcomes every new member's unique brand of creativity, problem-solving skills and passion. Here's what they had to say.

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