The University of Alberta EcoCar Team is delighted to announce that Toyota Canada Inc. will be joining the team as this year’s Exclusive Automotive Sponsor. They will be cheering us on as we compete in the Hydrogen UrbanConcept and Prototype categories at the 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Americas taking place from April 19 – 22 at the Sonoma Raceway in California.
Ever since the team’s creation in 2010, participating in this competition has given the team not only an opportunity to push the boundaries of energy efficiency but also the chance to explore and build perspectives on how to tackle some of the world’s biggest challenges.
This year has been full of new and exciting pursuits; we are currently building our in-house fuel cell system and integrating autonomous capabilities into our UrbanConcept vehicle. Learning and community involvement are crucial to the vision of the team and the support from a forward thinking organization like Toyota Canada comes as an inspiring and humbling development.
We would like to once again thank Toyota Canada for their generosity and support to the team as we head on to California.