Guinness World Record
PAC-Car II holds the current World Record in fuel efficiency!
The PAC-Car II Team won "The Watt d'Or 2007" Award for energy efficient mobility, by the Swiss Federal Office of Energy >>!
Energy Globe Award
PAC-Car II won the Energy Globe Award 2005, catergory "youth" >>!
PAC-Car II - The Book
The book about PAC-Car II is available now >>
Shape of PAC-Car II
The shape of PAC-Car II is now available as CAD Data >>
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PAC-Car II is a joint project of ETH Zurich with partners from academia and industry. Our goal was to build a vehicle powered by a fuel cell system that uses as little fuel as possible. PAC-Car II set a new world record in fuel efficient driving during the Shell Eco-marathon in Ladoux (France) on June 26, 2005. PAC-Car II will not race anymore. Our main objectives now are the publication of articles and reports that explain the technical details of the system and the transfer of the know-how to all interested groups.
Prof. Lino Guzzella, Project Director, tells us about the motivation for PAC-Car II:
PAC-Car I and II have probed the actual fuel economy limits of road vehicles. They are an excellent breadboard to integrate and test the latest developments in materials, aerodynamics, structures and systems, and many other disciplines into one system. I am convinced that some of the ideas that have been generated in this project will eventually show up on the road and, following our main mission, contribute to saving fuel and reducing harmful pollutants of passenger cars.
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