Swarthmore College SWAT Team's Eleanor car entered Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013

Photograph courtesy SWAT Team

School: Swarthmore College

Team: SWAT Team

Car Name: Eleanor (Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prototype category)

What is special about your car? The vehicle is special because the team that built the car consists of only one person. I have been constructing and designing the vehicle for about a year and half now and it has become my pride and joy.

Why is fuel efficiency important to your team? Fuel efficiency is important to this team because the team acknowledges that energy is not limitless. Especially in today's world, energy becomes a currency, and to save it or to use the least amount is being thrifty for the future generations.

Who or what inspired you on the way to Eco-marathon? The car is named after Eleanor Roosevelt. As she was one who was not the most attractive woman but was still quite the activist.

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