World Record Attempt 2024

JUNE 17-21

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Eco-Runner XIV will set a world record by driving 2056 km with a self-designed, street-legal hydrogen-powered car covering the route of the Elfstedentocht on 1.45 kilograms of hydrogen without refuelling by the end of June 2024.


What is the elfstedentocht?

The Elfstedentocht is a legendary Dutch ice skating marathon of almost 200 kilometres, which traverses through 11 cities in the province of Friesland. The route begins and ends in Leeuwarden and goes through Sneek, Ijlst, Sloten, Stavoren, Hindeloopen, Workum, Bolsward, Harlingen, Franeker and Dokkum.

WHY the elfstedentocht?

The Elfstedentocht has not taken place since 1997, due to global warming. By driving the route of the Elfstedentocht multiple times with our sustainable vehicle, we aim to draw attention to climate change while testing the limits of our hydrogen-powered car. To learn more about hydrogen, visit our education tab!

How will we drive the elfstedentocht?

For the first time, our world record attempt will take place on the public road. With this come many challenges which will affect the efficiency of our car such as traffic and stop lights. The goal is to drive 2056 km on the route of the Elfstedentocht, which means we will drive it about 10 times. We will be driving with 3 crews that will alternate each round of the Elfstedentocht. Each crew has several functions which are displayed below.

CREW ONE

Nicolas Rodriguez Dfouni

ECO xiv driver
Van Back-up
Age: 20

Study: Aerospace Engineering

"reyes de europa"

Lucy Zhang

ECO XIV DRIVER
Mirai BACK-UP
Age: 21

Study: Aerospace engineering

"Live, Love, ECO XIV"

Nico Datema

Van Driver
Van Back-up
Age: 23

Study: Industrial design engineering

"I couldn't find the sports car of my dreams, so I built it myself."

Jade Oerlemans

Van driver
Media Person
Age: 22

Study: Industrial Design Engineering

"if opportunity doesn't knock, build a door"

Xiaodong Scherpbier

Van Communicator
Age: 23

Study: technology, policy and management

"It is amazing to witness the perseverance of students and their achievements"

Nick Jonckers Newton

Media Person
Mirai Back-Up
Age: 22

Study: Applied physics

"Fish sticks eten: BAM BAM BAM..."

Immanuel Drent

Mirai driver
Mirai Communicator
Age: 21

Study: Mechanical Engineering

"A Queen is never late, everyone else is simply early"

Jonas Meij

Mirai Driver
Mirai Communicator
Age: 22

Study: Aerospace Engineering

"Aerodynamics are for people who can’t build engines"

CREW TWO

Nadine van Rossum

ECO XIV Driver
Van Back-up
Age: 20

Study: Applied mathematics

"Live, love, lathe"

Thijs van der linden

ECO XIV Driver
Mirai Back-up
Age: 24

Study: Civil engineering

"Everybody has a podcast nowadays"

Sten de Roon

ECO XIV Driver
Mirai Driver
Mirai back-ip
Age: 24

Study: chemistry

"I wanted to make a chemistry joke, but the best ones Argon"

Tim Deutman

VAN DRIVER
Media person
Age: 23

Study: Mechanical engineering

"To finish first, you must first finish"

Sam Broos

Van Driver
Media person
Age: 22

Study: Aerospace Engineering

"When in doubt, look intelligent"

Adriaan Ledeboer

Van Communicator
Age: 22

Study: Applied physics

"It is not lazy, it is called efficiency"

Gido Baggerman

Mirai Driver
Mirai Back-up
Age: 23

Study: Applied physics

"Life's a Highway"

Victoria Rodermond

Media person
Age: 21

Study: Architecture

"You miss 100% of the naps you don’t take"

CREW THREE

Isabel Zijlmans

ECO XIV DRIVER
Van back-up
Age: 22

Study: Architecture

"Public Relations: because someone has to make you look good"

Julie den Dekker

ECO XIV Driver
Van Back-up
Age: 23

Study: Civil Engineering

"If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together"

Max van der Werff

van Driver
Mirai Back-Up
Age: 23

Study: Technology, policy and management

"It does not matter how slowly you go, as long as you do not stop"

Willemijn Bloem

Van driver
Media Person
Age: 24

Study: Mechanical Engineering

"plans are nothing, planning is everything"

Arno Soetens

Van Communicator
Age: 22

Study: Mechanical Engineering

"Dream Team"

Carolina Castro

Media Person
Mirai Back-up
Age: 21

Study: Aerospace Engineering

"nothing makes an engineer more productive, than the "last minute""

Martijn Meijer

Mirai Driver
Mirai communicator
Age: 21

Study: Chemical Engineering

"It can be done in 15 minutes"

Luka Jelić

Mirai driver
Mirai Communicator
Age: 23

Study: Applied physics

"i am not yelling, i am croatian"

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