The Autonomous Competition for this year was cancelled, so we had to center ourselves around the the Urban Concept competition solely. The electrical team made a lot of new projects for the car, including a new dashboard with a screen installed in order to see speed and battery life!

Currently the mechanical team has been half working in maintaining our previous body and in the new design for the car for next year. We are still aiming for the sleek, sports-car type of car.


Some of the autonomous setup for testing last year.


Due to the continuation of COVID and the pandemic restrictions, we could not work on making a new body for the car and our work with the electrical systems was more restricted. Because of this, we used the same car as last year, but with some modifications of the electrical systems and additions of the mechanical systems.


Due to the cancellation of Eco-Marathon 2020 due to COVID, we could not participate during this year.



Design of vehicle’s body is similar to 2017-2018 body design. The chassis, however, underwent a major overhaul. Major changes include rearranging the rear section to create a better mounting surface for other subsystems, making use of better front end geometry to create a stiffer front mounting area, and use of  various core materials to reduce weight and reinforce the entire chassis. Electronics switched completely. The car got much more efficient and powerful BLDC motors and more sophisticated battery management system.


This is the first year switching to the battery electric category and building an entirely new body/chassis, battery and custom motor controller. Last minute mechanical and electrical problems prevented us from completing a run.


We had some setbacks at competition but after successfully completing a run, technical difficulties prevented our run from being validated.


EcoConcept advances to the Driver’s World Championship!

2015-2016 Vehicle


Our adventures at the Shell Driver’s World Championship!



In this year the car had major issues during competition and ended up breaking. The steering column broke off and the brakes didn’t work. We did, however, get interviewed by Jay Leno.



Unlucky year, hydrogen fuel cell broke down 2 weeks before competition and had to change to a gasoline engine. Placed 5th in the gasoline category, not bad.



Placed 2nd in the hydrogen fuel cell category. Our efficiency was 11 miles/kWh.



2012 was our first year competing. Since then we have been continually improving. We placed first in the hydrogen fuel-cell category this year. Our efficiency was 18 miles/kWh.

Eco-Marathon team brings home first-place trophy!