World Energy Globe Award (Youth)

Submitted by: ETH Institut für Mess- u. Regeltechnik
Implemented country: Switzerland
Title: PAC-Car II - with 8 litres of petrol around the world

PAC-Car is a collaborative project of ETH Zurich and the Federal Office of Energy, the Paul Scherrer Institute, the University of Valenciennes, France, and several industrial partners. The ETH Zurich set itself the goal to construct a vehicle that needs as little fuel as possible and provides the highest possible fuel efficiency. The core of the 30 kg "PAC-Car II" is a fuel cell that produces electrical energy from hydrogen and drives two electric motors. The only "emission" set free by PAC-Car II is pure water. At the Shell Eco Marathon on the Michelin test track at Ladoux, France, the PAC-Car only needed 1.02 grams of hydrogen. This is equivalent to about 5385 kilometres per litre of petrol - a new world record in fuel consumption. Simply expressed: the PAC-Car II needed only eight litres of petrol to drive around the world. In the future some of the ideas and applications from the project could be integrated into street vehicles. This would contribute considerably to a reduction of fuel consumption and pollutant emissions from passenger vehicles.Schadstoffemissionen bei Pkws geleistet werden.

Category: Youth