HiGtech goes to London!


HiGtech goes to London to participate in Shell Eco Marathon 2017!

Christoffer and the rest of the team where interviewed by the local radio station SR P4 last friday, read and listen to the entry at: http://sverigesradio.se/sida/artikel.aspx?programid=99&artikel=6700613

The team will arrive at London this evening and start with the technical inspection tomorrow.

We will make sure to keep you informed about our progress at Higtech.se and at our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/SEMHiGtech

Official info, news and results can be read at the official website for the competition: http://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/shell-ecomarathon/europe.html

Celebration of the Swedish record

University of Gävle organized a celebration for HiGtech in the university’s entrance today. During the celebration, we presented Reborn and talked about the work behind. Thanks, University of Gävle!

Team HiGtech and Reborn! Photo: Per Blomqvist
Waiting for the event to begin. Photo: Jonas Söderström
Jakob talks about the work behind Reborn, the competition and the record.
Photo: Jonas Söderström
Photo: Jonas Söderström

HiGtech in media


Team HiGtech’s achievements have been highlighted in media in recent days and we really appreciate it!

Gefle Dagblad has talked to Jonas and written an article that you can find here:
Snålast med bränslet i hela Sverige – från Gävle

Arbetarbladet noticed our achievements in their web-TV “Arbetarbladet i dag,” where they talked to Erik and Jakob. The interview can be found here:
Gävlestudenternas bil gör 130 mil på en liter

Jakob was also interviewed in the local radio channel P4 on tuesday morning.

In addition to this, we have been recognized in the nationwide engineering magazine Ny Teknik, which of course is a milestone for all engineers. The article can be found here:
Gävlestudenternas bil snålast i Sverige

A new Swedish record – 1309,0 km/l!


Team HiGtech is back in Gävle from the competition at Rotterdam. Our final result was 1309,0 km/l gasoline. (Det är cirka 130 mil på en liter bensin!). We finished in sixth place in the competition of 60 competing teams in the class. The result means that team HiGtech now has the Swedish record in fuel efficiency for petrol driven vehicles. We are very satisfied!

1103,1 km/l!

Today we completed our first run and got a result of 1103,1 km/l! (Det är cirka 110 mil på en liter bensin!). The result is an improvement of almost 400 km/l compared to last year, and a new Swedish record on the track here at Rotterdam!

Right now we are really satisfied. We’ll have a nice afternoon with small adjustments on the car, as we are going for another race tomorrow morning.

As you can see in the pictures we are missing stickers from our sponsors. The stickers we took with us to Rotterdam didn’t work, so we take the opportunity to thank our sponsors who made this possible here instead:

University of Gävle
Alderholmens Mekaniska
AB Karl Hedin

Ready for the race!
At seventh place after the run.

Breakdown on the first race attempt

Hello HiGtech-fans! Today we were both on the practice session and the race. On the race we made three laps before we had a breakdown. At the moment we are tinkering in the paddock and aiming to race tomorrow again with a better result!

At the starting line.
Queuing for race.
Ready for race.

Thursday update

Today, we went for practice at the track twice. Both times we had problems and couldn’t complete the first lap. The problems are now resolved and we have tested the car on a test track afterwards. We also went for Shell Eco Marathon Family Photo as they wanted our car to be one of twenty cars at the photo. Take a look at the slideshow below to see the photos together with photos from the day and the official team photo.

Waiting for family photo.
Family photo. Photo: Shell Eco.
Family photo. Photo: Shell Eco.
At the test-track.
Team photo. Photo: Shell Eco.

Technical inspection passed!

We arrived to Rotterdam yesterday and the journey went well! Today we fixed a few things before heading for the technical inspection, where we passed without any issues!

Tomorrow we aim to practice at the track. Take a look at some pictures in the slideshow below!

Two days ago, Gefle Dagblad wrote about our work, to read the article, click here.

Working in the paddock.
Working in the paddock.
Brake test at technical inspection.
Visibility test.
Visibility test.
Visibility test.
Design check.