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Guinness World Record

PAC-Car II holds the current World Record in fuel efficiency!

Watt d'Or

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 >>

Would you like to learn more about modeling and optimization of advanced vehicle propulsion systems? Click here!


Who are we?


PAC-Car II is a joint project of ETH Zurich together with the Swiss Federal Office of Energy (financial sponsor), the Paul Scherrer Institute and the industrial partners ESORO, RUAG and Tribecraft. The ETH team of PAC-Car II domiciled at the Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control covers about 20 students who worked for a shorter or longer period on the project as well as the project manager. They were supported by colleagues at ETH Zurich's Fluid Dynamics and Mechanical Systems Institutes.



ETH Zurich, the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich forms a community of 18,000 people from 80 nations who study, do research or are employed there. About 360 professors in 15 departments teach mainly in the technical, mathematical and natural sciences areas and carry out research that is highly valued worldwide.
ETH Zurich has the important task of maintaining and developing its top standing in the international competition among top universities. They fulfil this forward-looking task in service to the Swiss nation as a nationally grounded but internationally oriented institution of higher learning. Twenty-one Nobel prize winners are connected with ETH Zurich.
ETH Zurich was founded in 1855 as the "Eidgenössisches Polytechnikum" (Federal Polytechnic Institute). At that time, as the "child" of the new federal government, it was the only national university in Switzerland. Today, ETH Zurich, EPF Lausanne and four research institutions have been linked together to form the national ETH domain.

Why do we do this?


PAC-CAR is the first hydrogen powered car ever involved in the Shell Eco Marathon contest.
It is at the cutting-edge of fuel cell technology and the aim of the project is to show that the fuel cell technology has reached the needed maturity to power a car in a safe, compact, very efficient and clean way. The energy oriented and well known Shell Eco-marathon appeared has an obvious event to exhibit PAC-Car.


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