Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition 2014 1st and 2nd Place Winners
Both Used an Electric Bike Technologies Hub Motor!
The Mater Dei Supermileage Team of Mater Dei High School, in Evansville, Ind., took the top spot in the Prototype category.
The team built a vehicle using an electric bike motor from Electric Bike Technologies USA and won the electric plug in class at the 2012 Shell Eco Marathon Americas. They raised the miles per kilowatt hour to 419 miles!
The marathon was held in Houston, where teams competed in one of two classes: Prototype, which focuses on maximum efficiency, and UrbanConcept, which takes into account passenger comfort.
Cars enter one of seven categories to run on conventional gas and diesel, biofuels, fuel made from natural gas, hydrogen, solar, or electricity. Over several days, teams drive a fixed number of laps around a circuit, traveling as far as they can on the equivalent of a gallon of fuel. Organizers calculate their energy efficiency and award $2,000 to the winner of each class.
Visit the team's webpage at: http://mdsupermileage.weebly.com/
The Duke Eco-Marathon Team came in second place at the marathon. A comment from their blog by team leader Anosh Sethna states, "The E-BikeKit motor provides optimal space saving because it does not require a chain (this makes it great for converting road bicycles to electric bicycles, which is what it is designed to do) but we hope to determine if it provides us with a better overall vehicle efficiency than our outboard motor."
Visit the team's webpage at: http://www.duke-ev.org/
Let Us Help with YOUR School's Next Project! Electric Bike Technologies is proud to have contributed to both winning teams and looks forward to continuing their support next year. Multiples schools, including Harvard University, have plans to use motors provided by Electric Bike Technologies in the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon.
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