Green Team Twente wins Shell Eco marathon
The Green Team Twente has won the first prize in the Shell Eco-marathon in the Urban Concept category (hydrogen) with 75 km / kWh (727.5 km on 1 liter of petrol). TenCate is a sponsor of the team. The company provided the participants of composite material, pilots overalls and three modern tents made from TenCate materials: two for the team and one for the vehicle.
The team of eleven mechanical engineering students from the University of Twente (UT) built in a short time an exceptionally economical and sustainable car - and driving economically is the central feature of this race. Shell challenged participants to build a vehicle that can drive the greatest distance on just one litre of fuel. The UT team took on more than 200 teams from across Europe. A variety of different types of fuel were permitted and the Green Team Twente opted for hydrogen, which is converted into electricity by a fuel cell.
The team designed a lightweight chassis with just a single central tube. The suspension is made of carbon fibre and the bodywork of a carbon fibre laminate from TenCate.