Promoting a sustainable future by building the world’s most efficient hydrogen powered city car.
We at Eco-Runner Team Delft believe that hydrogen (H2) has high potential in replacing fossil fuels in the automotive industry. In the past ten years battery cars claimed the stage leaving hydrogen only as a potential replacement. However, Eco-Runner Team Delft does not only promote hydrogen as a fuel but aims to carry out our broad vision on sustainability and the role of hydrogen in the energy transition.
Since 2005 the Eco-Runner Team Delft has been building extremely efficient vehicles. In 2006 the car became hydrogen powered. For years the Eco-Runner has competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Prototype class.
This year the Eco-Runner will take on the challenge of competing in the Shell Eco-marathon Urban Concept class. This challenge offers us the opportunity to design and build an energy efficient vehicle that is closer in appearance to modern city cars.
The Eco-Runner Team Delft consists of 18 students at the Delft University of Technology. We are a multidisciplinary team with students from many different faculties of the university. Every year a new series of full and part-time students join our team to develop a new Eco-Runner. This year the team is working on the Eco-Runner X. Every year the Eco-Runner Team builds a vehicle that stands for the ultimate form of sustainable mobility; driving large distances on a small amount of green fuel.