We're testing the limits of vehicle efficiency.
DEV focuses on the design, manufacturing, and testing of very, very fuel efficient vehicles. Think, "over 10,000 MPGe" kind of efficient.
We were founded seven years ago to compete in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon. Last year, our vehicle earned first place in the electric prototype division - a feat made possible by new telemetry systems helping us optimize for efficiency, mid-race. Since then, we've been working on a special hybrid energy system complemented by super capacitors to compete in the hydrogen division.
This year, the Shell Eco-marathon Americas takes place at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California from April 19-22, 2018.
Our home is at Duke University, where our mission is to enable more sustainable transport by inventing future electric vehicle technologies. We want to engage and inspire forward-thinking students on opportunities in electric mobility through creative engineering. If you are interested in learning more, follow our updates on the DEV facebook page here.
If you are interested in reaching us, you can send us a private message on our Facebook page, or, you can access the contact form page on our website here. We're always happy to share our experiences.
Our live telemetry system aggregates data we can leverage to modify driver strategy. This single feature helped improve our performance by nearly 10% during the competition.
Our vehicle improvements have resulted in consistent performance gains every year. Each year demands more design creativity than the previous one.
We would like to express our gratitude to our sponsors:
The Lord Foundation: The LORD Corporation is a diversified technology and manufacturing company developing highly reliable adhesives, coating, motion management devices, and sensing technologies that significantly reduce risk and improve product performance.
General Motors: Since 1976, General Motors has been helping communities across the Country. Investing in the next generation of leaders and innovators through scholarship and outreach programs.
NC Space Grant: The NC Space Grant promotes, develops, and supports aeronautics and space-related science, engineering, and technology education and training in North Carolina.
Engineering Alumni Association: The mission of the Association is to advance the cause of Engineering education, to promote the interests of and loyalty for the Duke University School of Engineering, and to promote a spirit of cordiality, mutual acquaintances, good fellowship, and communication among the members of the Association.
Easy Composites: Easy Composites Ltd supply a huge range of advanced composite materials for businesses, individuals, schools and universities around the world. We offer next day shipping, thousands of products and expert technical advice to help you realise your goals, small or large.