KTH representing at the Shell Eco-Marathon in London

ELBA V gliding around the final bend

Well done to the team for a great effort cargo week in London. Unfortunately a component failed on the combustion engine During the 6th lap. Other than that, it is impressive to see student produce an ethanol Engine / BLDC hybrid. Thank you to all our sponsors who help us innovate and push the boundaries of vehicle efficiency.

ELBA arrives in London

Student tuning the car

After many late nights and lots of hard work, the team has arrived in London for the Shell Eco-Marathon 2017. Safety inspections and tests took place today. Stay tuned to find out how we are getting on over the next couple of days!

Spekuma Delivery

Our new tools on top of the Spekuma toolbox

Today we got some extra tools from our sponsor Spekuma, always a necessity for the handy people. With a competition closing in we need to give ourselves the best conditions that we could get. And haveing the right tools is one of them.

 

Team Building!

It isn’t all work and no play at KTH Eco Cars! The team decided to relieve the stress with a fun game of Laser Tag in Stockholm on a lovely evening.

Abstract Art and Functionality

New hinge supports for the door that will increase the strength of the carbon fiber mount. To reduce the weight of the aluminum pieces we were supposed to drill holes through them, but why not be a little bit artistic at the same time. After all, KTH is about science and art.

Stay tuned

Difficulties in the ICE department!

Splines on the crankshaft showing signs of wear

Last weekend the ICE team encountered some difficulties at their test bench. The sprocket they designed caused some damage to the crankshaft. The guys spotted some irregularities with the transmission and luckily, not more damage was done. We have began designing a new sprocket for the combustion engine, but the pressure is really on now as we approach the competition!

Team Member of the Day

Presenting


Name
: Anders Levin

Master Program: Mechatronics

Nationality: Swedish

Questions & Answers:

1. Why do you think a project like the Eco Car project is important?

Answer: EcoCar is important because it drives the technology forward with the help of fresh and unbiased young minds.

2. Why did you choose the EcoCar project?

Answer: I have always been interested in vehicles and electrical components. Eco car is the perfect place to practice and develop my skills and at the same time meet new people.

Team Member of the Day

Presenting


Name
: Anirudh Deshpande

Master Program: Machine Design

Nationality: Indian

Questions & Answers:

1. Why do you think a project like the Eco Car project is important?

Answer: This project is all about sustainable transport system. It provides us with a very good platform to showcase our concept or technology and also get to learn from other participating teams.

2. Why did you choose the EcoCar project?

Answer: I chose the EcoCar project because it is a hybrid car which is capable of running on electricity as well as ethanol. This system involves an interesting mix of electronics, component/system design, and intelligent vehicle communication. The drive train system of the car is very important and caught my attention. I’m primarily involved with the design of clutch for the vehicle.

Three Weeks Left

”Time is always on the move, and so are we”

We in the EcoCar team wish you a happy Valborg celebration. Unfortunately, we cannot celebrate anything yet, we have to wait until after the competition.

So save some of your celebration for us in May.

Team Member of the Day

Presenting


Name
: Nishant Dhanore

Master Program: Internal Combustion Engine

Nationality: Indian

Questions & Answers:

1. Why do you think a project like the Eco Car project is important?

Answer: These type of projects are very important from the point of view of environmental sustainability. The project will lead to a development of technologies in alternative fuels, and every means to replace fossil fuels with alternative fuels.

2. Why did you choose the EcoCar project?

Answer: I I have my deep interest in Internal Combustion Engines. So for pursuing that passion and contribute in the field of environmental sustainability, I joined the project.