Hungary’s Megameter: “Their Knowledge is the Fuel of The Future”
Today’s modern, small-sized cars can go 20-25 kilometers (12-15 miles) on one liter of gasoline (petrol). Vehicles with a hundredfold greater efficiency will be seen at Shell Eco-marathon 2012 next week in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Like Formula 1 race cars, these vehicles will never run on roads, but participants in both competitions can tell you, there is nothing quite like the experience of designing and building an automobile.
The school we attend, Kecskemét College, is one of the smaller institutions in Hungary. Our teams have been taking part in electrical- and compressed-air-driven vehicle-building races since 2008. The success earned in these races led to the establishment in fall 2009 of GAMF Team by a dozen mechanical engineering students who decided to participate