When designing and building the Eco XIII, our primary focus was finding the balance between being robust and efficient. The car needed to be efficient and reliable enough to reach our end goal of this year – to set the world record for the longest distance driven by a hydrogen-powered city car on a single tank of fuel!
To drive the 2056 kilometers needed for the world record, we focused on strengthening the Eco XIII’s chassis while ensuring that it does not unnecessarily become heavier, which would negatively impact efficiency. It is essential that the car is well-functioning while pushing the boundaries based on a balance of resistance, power, and construction. All the different designs developed by the various departments must be integrated to work together seamlessly.
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