U of A students Eco-car wins North American clean-car competition

Original content posted on www.cbc.ca | Posted on April 29th, 2016 12:10 PM MT


The award-winning care runs entirely on hydrogen fuel cells

An EcoCar created by engineering students at the University of Alberta recently won the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas, a competition for clean-car technology.

The curvaceous, 300-pound car — nicknamed “Alice” — runs entirely on hydrogen fuel cells.

The race took place in Detroit, Michigan, on April 21-24.

U of A Eco-car
An Eco-car built by U of A engineers won a race in Detroit last week.


Alice underwent a rigorous technical inspection, then completed a six-mile course in 24 minutes, using the least amount of fuel.

The 20-student team has been working on the car for two years and will next see “Alice” race this summer as part of an international competition in London.

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