The U of A EcoCar on track to victory in an international competition in Houston
Photo Credit: University of Alberta Eco Team

Canadian universities tops at international Eco-Car challenge

Imagine a vehicle that can travel 1000 kilometres on the equivalent of one litre of fuel.
That’s the achievement of an engineering team from the University of Alberta.
They won first place in the urban-design, hydrogen cell category at the international competition called the Shell Eco-marathon (Americas).

That particular category involves vehicles designed to look consumer friendly and powered by hydrogen fuel cells.

University of Laval won in its category “prototype gasoline” narrowly beating out all the competition for the fith time in six events, but narrowly winning over the second place team from the Univesity of Toronto © Shell Eco-marathon

The Eco-maration Americas event pits students from North and South America in a variety of vehicle categories, all with a view towards developing technology for better energy consumption.

Canadian teams outperformed schools from two continents in several categories.

Université Laval won its category for the fifth time in six events, narrowly beating out the University of Toronto in the gasoline category- prototype.
Université de Sherbrooke took first place in the urban concept – battery electric fuel category

The event involving thousands of high school and university students in over 100 teams was held late last month in Houston Texas. Other Shell eco-marathons are held in Europe and Asia.

list of “Americas” winners and categories HERE

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