Eco-Runner Team Delft reveals its new efficient hydrogen-powered city car
In August 2019 the new Eco-Runner Team Delft, consisting of 27 students from the Delft University of Technology, has started working on the Eco-Runner X. By building a hydrogen powered vehicle they aim to contribute to a sustainable future. For years the Eco-Runner participated in the Shell Eco-marathon Prototype class competition where the goal is to cover a certain distance with the least amount of hydrogen. This year, the team has decided to build an Urban Concept class vehicle. This challenge offers the team the opportunity to design and build an efficient hydrogen powered vehicle that is closer in appearance to modern city cars: a step closer to a future with sustainable mobility.
Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the team was informed that their competition, the Shell Ecomarathon 2020, was canceled. This huge setback, however, did not result in a loss of the team’s motivation. The team-members kept on working hard in difficult and strange Covid19 times, and eventually managed to finish the world’s most efficient hydrogen-powered city car: the Eco-Runner X. A reveal video has been made to inspire the world with what they achieved and to inform about what makes their vehicle the world’s most efficient: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAOSGEXA7dk&t=68s
Eco-Runner Team Delft will now explore the option of an alternative competition, in order to assess the full potential of the Eco-Runner X’s hydrogen efficiency. The Eco-Runner X will be tested and optimized the following weeks, so that the team will be optimally prepared for any possible race.
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