The car

ABOUT THE CAR

Green Team Twente aims to build one of the most energy efficient hydrogen cars in the world. The team succeeded to do so in the years 2019, 2017 and 2012. The biggest challenge this year is to make a winning car even better. To proof that we actually build the most energy efficient car, we participate in the Shell Eco-Marathon. This is an eco-race in which student teams compete for the most energy efficient car. This means that the race is not about speed but about who can drive a certain distance in a certain time with the least amount of fuel. This year we wanted to do something extra on top of winning, therefore we aim to make a road legal car. This will also show that it is possible to make efficient cars that are allowed on the road.

Why we focus on hydrogen as a team is simple. Soon fossil fuels will not be sufficient anymore and electric cars and hydrogen cars form the solution. Both type of cars make use of electro motors but one gets its energy from a battery and the other from hydrogen. Hydrogen is a better form of energy storage since it is the most abundant element in the universe therefore you cannot run out of it and it is also greener than batteries. Currently, there are a few hydrogen stations in the Netherlands and several hydrogen cars have been brought onto the market. By making our car we aim to push these developments.

In order to achieve these goals the team consist of several subteams each occupied by a different system in the car. More about what they do can be read on the team page.

TO BE ANNOUNCED

  

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS, OUR CAR

PRESENTATION WILL NO LONGER TAKE

PLACE ON THE 30TH OF APRIL

WE ARE WORKING ON AN ALTERNATIVE

 stay tuned for more information

Year: 2019-2020

Weight: unknown

Efficiency: unknown

AURORA 2

WORLD CHAMPION

WINNER SHELL ECO-MARATHON

WINNER COMMUNICATION AWARD

Year: 2018-2019

Weight: 106 kg

Efficiency: 760 km/l

AURORA 1

WINNER COMMUNICATION AWARD

Year: 2017-2018

Weight: 106 kg

Efficiency: unknown

H2 Infinity

WINNER SHELL ECO-MARATHON

WINNER COMMUNICATION AWARD

Year: 2016-2017

Weight: 114 kg

Efficiency: 922 km/l

H2.Zero

3rd PLACE SHELL ECO-MARATHON

PARTICIPATION EDUECO

Year: 2015-2016

Weight: 114 kg

Efficiency: 890 km/l

H2Zero

WINNER CHALLENGER EVENT
IN THE BATTERY ELECTRIC CATEGORY

Year: 2014-2015

Weight: 102 kg

Efficiency: unknown

UTmotive 2014

No valid attempt

Year: 2013-2014

Weight: 85 kg

Efficiency: unknown

UTmotive

3rd PLACE SHELL ECO-MARATHON

Year: 2012-2013

Weight: 85 kg

Efficiency: 800 km/l

UTmotive

WINNER SHELL ECO-MARATHON

Year: 2011-2012

Weight: 100 kg

Efficiency: 727 km/l