Continuing on from yesterday where we achieved a decent result of 901 km/liter, the goal today was to improve our result today.
We managed to head out to the track early and successfully completed a race which improved our result to 1127 km/liter.
The result was an achievement we were very pleased with but we had time to do one final race, so we tuned the engine so that it would be even more effective but it also developed more power so on the final race the crankshaft failed on the 2:nd lap.
We’re now packing our garage and will be heading home tomorrow with a result we’re proud of.
The day started great with the successful first race scoring a result of 901 km / liters.
After the race we prepared the car for a second race.
We managed to head out for the race but on the 6:th lap the race had to be aborted due to there being too many other cars standing still on the track which caused the engine to overheat but the driver shut of the engine before anything bad happened.
We’re currently working on optimizing the car and hope to be able to improve our result tomorrow.
We also participated in taking the official team photography by the event organizers.
We successfully achieved the goal of setting a result today!
After failing to get out on track yesterday the goal for today was to get the car working and set a result.
We successfully completed a race of 10 laps which means we now have a registered result of 900 km / liters.
The goal now is to try and optimize so that we can improve our result.
After the opening ceremony we continued with practice driving the track.
Today was the last day of practice so the goal was to drive 10 laps as that is the distance to be driven during the competition.
We achieved the goal of driving 10 laps but unfortunately an issue with the engine arose on the last lap.
The team is currently working on fixing the issue and hope to be able to put out a result tomorrow when the competition begins.
The official opening ceremony took place this afternoon. The ceremony took place on the track’s start/finish line where the cars will compete on.
The media coverage of the ceremony was massive since it’s the official open ceremony of this great competition.
Every participating country had its representative carrying its country’s flag.
We had the honor to be the team to represent Sweden during this ceremony.
The goal today was to pass the inspection and start testing the track. Reborn passed the inspections and we managed to test the car on the track during today’s practice session.
We’re pleased with today’s results although we ran into some issues. Luckily those we’re relatively easy fixes but it hindered us from doing more laps during the practice session.
Tomorrow we will participate in the opening ceremony and hope to be able to do even more running on the track.
The technical inspection continued this morning and the team successfully passed it with the new modifications.
Our driver Sergio and the manager Oskar have been to the driver’s briefing earlier this morning so they’re now allowed to drive on the track.
The team is now preparing the car while waiting for the track to open for the first practice runs.
HiGtech arrived with Reborn for the Shell Eco-Marathon on Monday night. Tuesday morning was spent checking in to the paddock and building the garage. During the day the team entered the technical inspection for the car that has to be passed before it’s allowed to race on the track. At the inspection they ran into some issues with the car that have been sorted out. This morning the team will continue with the technical inspection and hope to be able to test the car on the track during the day.
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
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.