PV3e - ESTACA students' energy-efficient vehicle project
The PV3e association designs and builds vehicles and engines to participate in the Shell Eco Marathon. Highlight of the associative life, this race gathers each year the best teams of Europe.
Each year, the PV3e competes with two prototypes: one in the internal combustion engine category (Campus Paris-Saclay from Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines) and the other in the fuel cell category (Campus Ouest from Laval).
Campus Paris-Saclay PV3E from Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines
Energy saving is the watchword. The current record of the association is 2,701 Km with 1 liter of gasoline, the equivalent of a Paris-Madrid! In order to push the limits of energy saving, members maximize the aerodynamics and structure of their prototypes. Within the PV3e, students can learn to use 3D design software, structural computation, fluid mechanics, racing strategy. They thus take a first step in the world of car racing.
Campus Ouest PV3E from Laval, Mayenne
The PV3e Laval is a vehicle energy efficient ESTACA engineering student project. Their objective is to participate in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe. Each year, these students take part in the competition trying to break records in terms of energy consumption.
We have distinguished ourselves for several years by using hydrogen as an energy source and a fuel cell as an electric power generator. Silent, reliable and easy to use, this technology is particularly suited for competition. Recently, it has become a category in its own right.
Campus : Ouest in Laval and Paris-Saclay in Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines