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The work of Nelson Mandela University's Eco-Car team in the School of Engineering was recently featured on SABC 1's Teenagers On A Mission (TOMz) show, aimed at promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Maths).

The Eco-Car Project, led by Clive Hands of the Mechanical Engineering Department, is a student-driven project aimed at designing, manufacturing, and testing an ultra-light vehicle.

The vehicle competes in international Shell Eco-Marathon events with a goal to travel as far as possible on a single litre of standard petrol.

The Eco-Car is a spin-off from the original Solar Car Project and explores the urgent need for vehicles that are fuel-saving, efficient and light-weight as a significant focus area in the international engineering community.

The project has already achieved many of its objectives, “Eco-Lab has spawned multiple associated projects in developing technological fields like Augmented Reality, Cloud Data Analytics, Telemetry & Communications, Analysis & Simulation as well as Advanced Materials”.

Watch the featured SABC 1 piece below. The peice on the Eco-car starts at 9:50.

Contact information
Mr Clive Hands
Tel: 27 41 504 3375