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Shell Eco-Marathon Americas Competition 2015 1st and 2nd Place Winners

Both Used an Electric Bike Technologies Hub Motor!

The Mater Dei Supermileage 3 Team of Mater Dei High School, in Evansville, Ind., took the top spot in the Battery-Electric 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, 2013, 2014 and 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. They raised the miles per kilowatt hour to 449.9 miles for 2015! The marathon was held in Detroit, where teams competed in one of two classes: Prototype, which focuses on maximum efficiency, and UrbanConcept, which takes into account passenger comfort.

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The Mater Dei Supermileage 3 Team of Mater Dei High School, in Evansville, Ind., took the top spot in the Battery-Electric Prototype category with Duke Electric Vehicles (Duke University) again took 2nd, both using Electric Bike Technologies USA bike motors!

The team built their vehicle using an electric bike motor from Electric Bike Technologies USA and won the electric plug in class four years in a row at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas. They raised the miles per kilowatt hour to 449.9 miles!

The marathon was held in Detroit this year, 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.

 

mater dei 8th gen battery electric prototype

The 8th gen battery electric Prototype, competing for team Mater Dei Supermileage 3 from Mater Dei High School, Evansville, IN. (Rex Larsen/AP Images for Shell)

 

The 4th gen battery electric Prototype, competing for team Duke Electric Vehicles from Duke University, Durham, NC.

The 4th gen battery electric Prototype, competing for team Duke Electric Vehicles from Duke University, Durham, NC.

 

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Visit the team's webpage at: http://mdsupermileage.weebly.com
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The Duke Eco-Marathon Team came in second place at the marathon for the 2nd year. A previous 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."


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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.

 

Comments and discussion welcome below. Electric Bike Tech offers a standing discount for all educational institutions! Contact info@ebikekit.com for more information.