Aston Shell Eco-marathon 2015

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Aston's 2015 team utilised the natural characteristics of wood, in combination with interchangeable aluminium structures. These aluminium elements can be re-usable and recyclable. By combining the wood, aluminium and our own bio-composite plastics developments, to achieve not only an efficient vehicle but a sustainable design. 

They used a new management system for the first time; the ‘5S systems’ to allow them to have a lean manufacturing setup to ensure their sustainable vision carries through from the shop floor all the way to the finished concept.

Interchangeable and re-useable are key design features at the heart of the Aston team car. The car included; changeable sub frame assemblies made from folded aluminium through to a modular fuel cell system that can be transported with complete ease by a driver, then switched between cars in seconds. 

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