There are quite a few reasons to why someone would decide to spend x hours a week working to build a car without being paid for it. All of us here at DNV GL Fuel Fighter have a full workload at school and with other activities, but we prioritize to work on this project, so this week we thought we would tell you about some of them.

All of us are concerned with the environmental challenges we are facing in the future, but that is of course not the only reason to why someone would be in this team. If it is to get the hands on experience of building and competing in a car race. Get experience working as a team and real-life hands on experience which we can use later. Then off course we also get to know a lot of new people and bond across fields of studies, and we are even lucky enough to have exchange students joining us too!

So let's look closer at some of the individuals who make up the team and why they joined. First up is Amund joined the team right after Christmas and he is here to use his experience from last year to make this year’s car even better. Josefine wants to get some more hands-on experience in Product Development as that is her field of study.

Which is also a part of why Mirko joined the team. He is also part of the exchange student program here at NTNU from Switzerland. He is also quite happy with the fact that he can improve his Norwegian. Also, there are some of us like Renate who is part of the PR and Marketing team, who joined because working in marketing of motorsport is what she wants to do when she is done studying here at NTNU. 

As you can see we all have our own unique reasons for joining DNV GL Fuel Fighter, but we all have one common goal: Doing our very best to achieve the best possible results at the Shell Eco-Marathon!

I’ve been doing a lot of activities that haven’t had anything to do with what I’m studying. This time I wanted to do something that was relevant, and building a car would give me experience way beyond what we get in lectures. - Josefine

I’ve been doing a lot of activities that haven’t had anything to do with what I’m studying. This time I wanted to do something that was relevant, and building a car would give me experience way beyond what we get in lectures. - Josefine

Last year was a lot of fun and that’s why I applied again. I am hoping my experience will avoid past mistakes, and give us a stronger finish this year than last! - Amund

Last year was a lot of fun and that’s why I applied again. I am hoping my experience will avoid past mistakes, and give us a stronger finish this year than last! - Amund

The reckless use of petroleum has given us an impression that energy is something we can tap from a bottomless well, while in reality it really is a scarce resource. If we are to have enough energy for everyone in the future, without impacting the environment in a bad way – as well as being able to buy it at a fair price – we need to lower our energy consumption. - Odin

The reckless use of petroleum has given us an impression that energy is something we can tap from a bottomless well, while in reality it really is a scarce resource. If we are to have enough energy for everyone in the future, without impacting the environment in a bad way – as well as being able to buy it at a fair price – we need to lower our energy consumption. - Odin

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