DNVGL-Fuel Fighter, the autonomous electric car designed and produced by a team of international students with the presence of Elisava students, has achieved the first place at Shell Eco Marathon 2019 for the best design in Urban Concept, and has gained the fifth place in the Urban Concept Electric performance competition.
The award jury said: "Top-class chassis optimization and reworking of the internal structure, supported by physical testing of carbon composite test specimens. Quality of both report and vehicle is exceptional. Wooden steering wheel and dashboard a clear demonstration that sustainability had been thoroughly considered with a robust design process.”
Sergio García Boguña, from the Undergraduate Degree in Industrial Design Engineering, and Tania Bonilla Sánchez, from Simultaneous Studies, have worked on the project over the last few months through the NTNU Norwegian University of Science and Technology, their Erasmus university.
His team has competed for several days in the Mercedes McLaren circuit in London, where they have maintained close links and created synergies with other teams and universities. Sergio García comments: "To design, manufacture and compete with a car like this in a worldwide competition. It has been a unique experience. We have shared notions of engineering and design with teams from all over the world and we have created a very strong link between the NTNU (University of Norway) team and Elisava, bridging the opportunity for future exchange students to participate in the very same competition next year.”
Check out the competition’s report in: www.fuelfighter.no