Photograph courtesy Barredos Automoción
Shell Eco-marathon Europe People's Choice Contest
School: IES Alto Nalón (Spain)
Team: Barredos Automoción
Car Name: ELEC-CAR 1 (Battery Electric Prototype category)
What is special about your car? Our car has a very special design. Its exterior design is very attractive, modern and futuristic. It is small and versatile as it is perfectly able to ride on any road. Its appearance is that of an ordinary automobile.
Its interior design is very comfortable. This car is easy and simple to drive. It was built with high technology materials which make it very safe.
Why is fuel efficiency important to your team? Because it is the best solution to help our world to develop without damaging the environment.
Who or what inspired you on the way to Eco-marathon? Our priority was always education. We want our students to be aware of the importance of preserving the environment and to work with new energetic systems.
Firstly, we hope students will learn teamwork techniques and to overcome difficulties, both individually and in groups. Secondly, we hope to help them understand the importance of respecting the environment. Finally, we expect the Shell Eco-marathon experience will help students to relate and exchange experiences with people from different countries.
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