University of Waterloo’s Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT) unveiled its student-built EcoCAR to over 150 attendees at its annual EcoCAR Educational Luncheon in April. Team members highlighted how the hydrogen fuel cell plug-in hybrid electric vehicle has zero tailpipe emissions and can perform on the level of the original stock vehicle donated by General Motors.
Following a 30 minute presentation by UWAFT’s Outreach Coordinator, Eric Mallia, the three guest panelists shared their take on the role of government in developing advanced vehicle technologies in Waterloo and throughout Canada. Topics discussed included investments in research and development, government incentive programs and strategies to help ‘green’ industry fleet vehicles.
Local media outlets were also on hand to cover the event. Click here to read the Kitchener-Waterloo Record’s article!