• SEMA 2016 62 Hour Update

    Last night, the Electrical team was working away at full steam to sort out the hydrogen sensors and CANbus system to allow us to pass tech inspection.  With the car never having functioned on a hydrogen fuel cell before, we still were not sure if the car would even move.  This year, Shell implemented a new rule stating that teams could not work in the paddock area (where the cars and work stations are housed) from midnight until 6:00AM.  As this midnight deadline approached, the pressure mounted to fix these issues so that we could go to tech inspection as soon as it opened the next morning.  All hands were on deck as we were attempting to test all of the electrical systems with the fuel cell.

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  • SEMA 2016 46 Hour Update

    Happy Earth Day!!! After our first tech inspection earlier this afternoon, we had a few minor adjustments that needed to be made.  Tech inspection only stayed open until 7:00PM, and so we knew we only had a couple of hours after our first inspection to make these changes if we wanted to have a second inspection today.

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

    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

    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

    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

    http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/video?clipId=844152&binId=1.2002989&playlistPageNum=1

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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

    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

    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

    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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