Green Team Twente is a pioneer in sustainable mobility as we design, build and race one of the world’s most fuel-efficient hydrogen cars. We are an international, multidisciplinary team from the University of Twente consisting of 22 dedicated students, who believe in hydrogen as the ultimate answer to fossil fuels depletion and the shortcomings of electric driving. No polluting gasses, only water vapour coming out of the exhaust, fast refueling and safe storage: hydrogen has it all! As one of the top student engineering teams in the world, we want to push the limits of driving on hydrogen. We show that we can reach a far distance by using a very small amount of energy (>900 km/L). Our stage to prove this will be the Shell Eco-marathon London 2018, the most prestigious student eco-race in the world.
Past year the Green Team Twente participated in the Shell Eco-Marathon with the H2Infinity. This car has been able to achieve an amazing result of 268.1 km/m3, which is about 900 km/L and win the first place in London! This due to the unique components of the car. The gearbox, motorcontrollers and fuel cell have been specially designed for this performance, being as light and efficient as possible. This makes the total mass of the car even less than 110 kg and because of this, it is able to drive in the top of Europe.
The Shell Eco-Marathon will take place on the fifth till eight of July this year. During several attempts over three days, the Green Team Twente will strive to race better than ever before. Together with the 200 best student teams in Europe, we will compete for the title of the most fuel-efficient vehicle. Each team should finish the track in a defined time and the fuel consumed will be measured. Every year we are able to battle in the upper class of the Urban-Concept hydrogen class. This year’s challenge is to peer with the 2012 and 2017 results and come in first again. Make hydrogen the fuel of the future!