The Triga II is team Phidippides’ vehicle to compeed in the ‘Prototype’ class. This is the most futuristic class of the competition. Triga II is very light; she weighs around 46 kg.
This is achieved by making the body self-supporting and by using carbonfiber. By using carbonfiber in combination with a honeycombstructure, we have created a firm and lightweight base construction. Triga II has a fuel cell, which means it practically runs on water. This fuell cell turns hydrogen into electricity and water. This means we create zero emissions. The electricity is then transferred through the motor controller to the electromotor. Our electromotor is very energy efficient; it has an efficiency of 94%. By applying an efficient transfer, we create as less energy-losses as possible. Both front and rear suspension are unsprung. Because of this, driving over a bumpy road is no picnic. The wheel positions are as neutral as possible, resulting in a rolling resistance that is as low as possible. The air resistance is also a important factor in this competition. By giving Triga II an aerodynamic body, this resistance is significantly reduced. Our goal is to achieve a consumption that is the equivalent of 1:1800 km.
That means from Rotterdam to Rome and back on 1 liter of fuel.