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PAC-Car II - The Book

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 >>

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Purchase the PAC-Car II book >>

What is the book "PAC-Car II" all about?

This book is the first to summarize the design and construction issues of a vehicle designed and built for fuel-economy contests. It deals with the adventure of developing this world record vehicle and provides some specific technical tips. It will help anyone who is designing an ultra lightweight land vehicle, whatever its source of energy (thermal engine, human power, solar panels...), and or those who are interested in fuel-cell applications. Its intended readers are graduate students and teachers of engineering disciplines.

Content: fuel economy competitions, design phase of a fuel economy vehicle, tires, vehicle behavior, aerodynamics, vehicle body structure, wheels, front axle and steering system, powertrain, fuel cell system, driving strategy, conclusion and outlook. 339 pages, in English. Written by members of the team. Available here.

Get free excerpt (5MB, PDF) >>


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