Aberdeen students designing hydrogen car


Students from the University of Aberdeen in the UK are building their own hydrogen (H2)-fuelled car as they prepare to compete against teams from around the world in this year’s Shell Eco-marathon.

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges students to design, build and test energy-efficient cars, pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible. Students take their designs to the track to see which vehicle can go furthest on the least amount of fuel.

Team PrototAU made it through several qualifying stages to reach the competition finals, which take place in London in July. The university’s 20-strong team, which consists of engineering and business students, will now set to work building a car to compete in the competition’s Prototype class.

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