Altair Italy supports and sponsors the H2politO Team (Politecnico of Torino, Italy)
H2politO is a team made up of Engineering students from the Politecnico of Torino. Our backgrounds and profiles are very diverse. Team members are studying different disciplines ranging from Automotive, Mechanics, Electronics, Aerospace to Energetics, Telematics, Mathematical, Industrial and Management Engineering.
The Team has its headquarters at the faculty of Automotive Engineering (via Nizza 230, Turin, 3rd floor), and and assembling laboratory at the Mechanical Engineering department (c.so Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Torino)
Shell Eco-Marathon is a competition for low energy consumption vehicles.
SEM is an educational project that joins the value of sustainable development with a vehicle that will use the least fuel and produce the fewest emissions possible.
The event is addressed to Teams of high school and university students, autonomous groups but constituted by students, or associations but collaborating with an high school or university
SEM Goals can be resumed as follow:
- A competition for low energy consumption vehicles
- An experimental centre for different energy sources
- An innovative example of an educative project
- A chance to focus on energetic saving
- A chance to promote the environmental respect
- A project oriented on promoting the team work
- An international contest
The competition takes place every year in May, and it lasts about 4 days.
Many aspects are evaluated, first of all the last energetic consumption, but also the best technical innovation, the best project exposure, the best design and the most welcoming stand.
The categories of the competition are :
Futuristic prototypes, defined as vehicles of some dozen of kilograms, not more than 3500 mm of length, with really aerodynamic shapes, frontal surface smaller than 0,5 m2, with 3 or 4 wheels, conceived just to obtain the least fuel consumption possible.
UrbanConcept vehicles, defined as vehicles with 4 wheels, that look like ordinary cars, suitable for street use.
The energy classes are:
- Combustion, oil, petrol, gas, alternative fuel (LPG, Etanol E85, CNG)
- Hydrogen Fuel Cells
- Solar Panels
Our vehicle is competing in the category PROTOTYPES.