The University of Alberta (U of A) sees great value in allowing students to perform real engineering design in the field of sustainable energy technologies. The university views participation in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas as a great way to increase energy awareness within the community of emerging sustainable alternatives in transportation.

How’d they do in the past?

In 2012, the U of A team took second place in Houston, Texas by achieving 16 mi/kwH (equivalent to 600 MPG or 3.9L/100km).

In 2014, the team placed first, going 18.4 mi/kwH with their urban concept car. When all was said and done, they used 1200.36 km/l of hydrogen.