EcoCAR Scores in the Canadian Community

The University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) recently took their EcoCAR outreach campaign into the community to talk with hockey fans about electric vehicles.  The UWAFT students presented an EcoCAR exhibit to fans at the Kitchener Rangers OHL hockey game on February 6th.  Kitchener is a neighboring city to Waterloo in South West Ontario.  A sold-out arena of 6,600 people attended the game and more than 200 fans stopped at the EcoCAR exhibit to learn about electric vehicles.

EcoCAR volunteers, Tom Posavad and Paul Nowosielski, greeted by the Kitchener Rangers team mascot during the game.

 

During this event, UWAFT highlighted the ways in which it has maintained and enhanced the driving performance of its GM-donated vehicle, while significantly improving its emissions performance.  Overall, people that visited the EcoCAR exhibit were surprised to learn that UWAFT has been able to design an electric vehicle that will meet the acceleration capabilities (0 to 60 km/h in 10 seconds) of a stock vehicle, while removing all harmful tailpipe emissions.

Tom Posavad, explaining the environmental benefits of hydrogen fuel cell vehicles.

 

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