The TUfast Eco team of Technical University Munich uses simulation and optimization to develop energy-efficient vehicles.
In addition to being very successful at the international Shell Eco-Marathon, the team recently celebrated achieving a new world record for energy efficiency of electrically powered vehicles.
The statute of the TUfast Eco team demands that each year an entirely new vehicle has to be developed. No component of the previous year is allowed to be used for the new competing vehicle. This is to ensure that the technical expertise and development approaches of previous years are used to develop the new vehicle and passed on to the new team.