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Georgia Tech Student Team Builds Hydrogen-Powered Car for Shell Eco-Marathon

Georgia Tech students participating in the Shell Eco-Marathon event have spent part of the spring semester constructing an ultra-fuel-efficient vehicle. Built in just six weeks, the vehicle was taken by the team to Detroit, Michigan, to race against international Universities.

(L-R): Vivek Sandhu, Robert Patterson, Nicholas Rahaim, Hunter Johnston, Andrew Hall, Zafar Alam (Credit: Georgia Tech)

The Shell Eco-Marathon invites students to design and build vehicles with fuel efficiencies of thousands of miles per gallon. The Tech Eco-Marathon team was established as a student organization in fall 2016. They have spent months leading up to the competition to raise funds for the challenge, leaving just six weeks for the real construction. Nevertheless, the Tech team was one of only six hydrogen-based prototype teams to succeed a stringent technical inspection at the competition.

I am extremely proud of our founding class that had the willpower and dedication to put in long hours at the shop.

Vivek Sandhu, Presdent of Eco-Marathon at Georgia Institute of Technology

This summer, students from Eco-Marathon will be at FASET to recruit new students to join the team. The team will then begin building its next car this fall.

With the administrative framework largely in place, we will move our focus to winning the competition.

Vivek Sandhu, Presdent of Eco-Marathon at Georgia Institute of Technology

The team will also host workshops for students on skills such as welding and machining. There is an open invitation for all students to get involved.

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