TUC Eco Racing (TUCer) team of the Technical Univeristy of Crete participated for the 10th time in the Shell Eco Marathon 2017 which took place in London, UK, from 25th to 28th of May, 2017. This year's entries, from 29 countries around Europe exceeded 170, however TUCer remains the only Greek participant in the Urban Concept category.
TUCER team studies, designs and develops green zero emission urban vehicles powered by hydrogen fuel cells and/or batteries since 2007, at TUC. The team participated this year with the advanced vehicle, named Spyros Louis - in order to honour the great Greek Olympic Marathon winner.
For the fourth time in a row, TUCer won the Shell Eco Marathon Safety Award in the Urban Concept category, for the excellent blend of vehicle design and safety, as well as the excellent approach to safety while working at the event. The team also shared some of their hydrogen sensors with another team – demonstrating the Shell Eco-marathon spirit of collaboration. The safety manager of Shell's pumping platforms noted that his company has a lot to learn from the TUCer team, and the Director of Linde's in UK and Africa explained that the TUCer team won the award performing much ahead of the rest of the teams as far as it concerns safety issues.
2017 Team Members: Spanoudakis Polychronis, Piperidis Savvas, Saradinoudis Nicolaos, Papadokokolakis Eftychios, Moschopoulos Gerasimos, Stefanoulis Theodoros, Giannis Ioannouand Tsourveloudis Nikolaos.