My name is Antonios Kouzelis and I am the new Team Manager of the D:DREAM Team Eco-Runner Team Delft.
D:DREAM is an acronym for Delft: Dream Realization of Extremely Advanced Machines. Eco-Runner Team Delft is a multidisciplinary and multinational team consisting of 25 top students from diverse faculties of the Delft University of Technology. Our goal is to design, produce and race the world’s most efficient hydrogen-powered “city” car: The Eco-Runner X. With this car we aim to win the Shell Eco-marathon competition in London in 2020. From managing fellow students to the production of our vehicle, the team is completely run by students. We dedicate a year of full-time work in order to complete our project. Our team’s vision is to promote a sustainable future by building the world’s most efficient hydrogen-powered city car.
One Team, One Dream
In the past nine years, Eco-Runner Team Delft has participated in the hydrogen category of the Shell Eco-Marathon Prototype-class, with great succes. In the Prototype-class, the vehicle is designed to travel a certain distance using the least amount of fuel, with little to no regulations concerning the cars appearance.
This year, the new Eco-Runner Team Delft has decided to take on an ambitious challenge; We are changing the design of our core-product by competing in a more challenging class of the Shell Eco-marathon: The Urban Concept-class. The Urban Concept-class provides us with the opportunity to design and build a vehicle that more closely resembles an ordinary city car. Due to regulations from this new class we will have to implement brake lights, windscreen wipers, room for luggage and many more rules that create a substantial leap towards building an actual hydrogen-driven city car.
The new Eco-Runner Team Delft engineers have been working hard on their conceptual designs of the Eco-Runner X. All our team members are motivated as we are looking forward to our journey to the Shell Eco-marathon Urban Concept-class competition in 2020.
During the first month of the new Eco-Runner Team Delft, our management team has showcased the Eco-Runner 9 vehcile at the TU Delft Campus Community event, has participated in discussions with the Deputy Minister of Transportation Canada regarding sustainable mobility at the Smart Mobility Campus and has pitched in front of 20+ executive board members of large companies in the energy, transportation and logistics sectors regarding the Eco-Runner X project and the role of hydrogen in a future with sustainable mobility.
We are looking forward to a strong collaboration with our new Gold partners Mammoet and Heineken 0.0.
Generation Discover Festival
02/10 – 06/10, Rotterdam Ahoy
05/10 – 06/10, Nemo Amsterdam
World Standards Day
11-10, Fokker Terminal Den Haag