When your design is inspired by F-22 and F-35 fighter planes, the result is bound to be pretty cool.
But the students at Lawrence Tech weren't just looking to design something cool when they conceived of the Element One. This Formula Zero racing cart is proof positive that hydrogen fuel cells can provide a zero-emission solution for transportation.
Fifty Lawrence Tech students from a variety of disciplines (including the university's undergraduate program in transportation design) came together to develop a lightweight racing vehicle that employs a large hydrogen fuel cell, hydrogen tank, electric motor and super capacitors to achieve speeds of 70 mph.
Their efforts are a prime example of how Michigan can leverage its technical and manufacturing know-how to develop cutting edge sustainable technologies.
Click on the YouTube video below to learn more.