Photograph courtesy Iron Warriors
Shell Eco-marathon Europe People's Choice Contest
School: Technical University of Lodz (Poland)
Team: Iron Warriors
Car Name: Ecoarrow (Gasoline Prototype category)
What is special about your car? The main thing that really makes our vehicle special is the fact that due to a very limited budget, we were forced to do everything ourselves. Each component of our car has been created by us, from scratch. Of course a lot of hard work was involved, but now we can proudly say that the Ecoarrow is 100 percent ours.
Why is fuel efficiency important to your team? Fuel efficiency is an extremely important issue for our team, but it is also one of the paramount problems of the modern world. We live in the times when energy is everything and each drop of fuel counts. Efficient use of energy will lead to a significant decrease of pollution. What is more, the resources remaining on our planet are limited and we should do our best to respect them. That is why events like Shell Eco-marathon are necessary. If we don't do it for ourselves, let's do it for the planet Earth.
Who or what inspired you on the way? Inspiration is a big word and we believe that it is a necessary condition for each project to work as planned. During the time of creating our vehicle we were spending a lot of time together as a team and we were actually inspiring each other. We have built a strong team and each member committed himself to the project. That has been our driving force which helped us through the tough times and problems and allowed us to present our work during Shell Eco-marathon 2013.
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