|The ULg 3rd in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2010||Tweeter|
A great performance for the ULg team which took part in the 2010 edition (6 and 7 May) of the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe on the Euro Speedway circuit in Lausitz, Germany..
The ULg’s Pac2Future was classed third (out of 67 participants) in the Urban Concept category. After several lacklustre editions the Liège team thus tastes success once again.
The ULg vehicle, powered by a fuel cell fed on hydrogen, covered the equivalent of 470.8 km (the first in the category, a Dutch school, achieved 747km, whilst the prize winner in the Prototype category, also fuelled on hydrogen, outdid the ancient record by a 1000km with a distance of 4896km!).
The objective of the Shell Eco-marathon, a competition which each year attracts dozens of university and engineering school teams, is to travel a maximum of kilometres on hardly a litre of petrol. It is the occasion to experiment with innovative solutions in order to reduce the consumption of vehicles, and thus also their emissions. Beyond the ‘competition’ and the ludic aspect of certain prototypes, the Shell Eco-marathon thus presents itself as an open air laboratory for new automobile technologies, a test bed for new ideas in terms of motorisation, entirely designed and put forward by the students of European universities and higher education colleges.
The Shell Eco-marathon site
The composition of the Liège team: Valentin Sonneville, driver, Johann Hanussek, reserve driver, Yannick Reichling, Victor Tuninetti Vasquez. Supported by Pierre Duysinx, Richard Labenda, Yannick Louvigny and Thibaut Schoonjans.
Professeur Pierre Duysinx, Ingénierie des véhicules terrestres, +32 4 366 91 94, P.Duysinx@ulg.ac.be