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Sustainable Car Design Made from Cardboard and Plywood

The words eco-friendly and eco- designs are very well known to you. But here a group of students from Aston University has redefined this term in an unusual way. They developed an eco-car that made of cardboards and plywood.

This eco-car is introduced in the Shell Eco-Design Marathon, a race held annually in Europe, America and Asia. This event challenges students from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles. And those who go the furthest using the least amount of energy will win the race.

Unveiled on the event, this Eco-car won the Shell’s Eco-Design Award for extending the boundaries of sustainable car design. The students aimed a hydrogen fuel cell car which makes an impact on the judges’ mind. And no doubt, they achieved it through their design.

The eco-car is constructed using cardboard which is sandwiched  between the plywood layers. The tires are made of bio-resin that is infused with fibers. The whole structure of the vehicle allows an easy delivery. Now, the car will compete with other vehicles in the Marathon at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur.

The marathon participants’ goal is to travel as far as possible on just 1 KWh or 1 liter of fuel. The Shell Eco-marathon event brings discussion about the future of mobility and inspires young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency.

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