Pyrforos, designed by a group of Greek students of Electrical and Computer Engineering School in the National Technical University of Athens - the Prometheus Team– is an experimental electric car, with extremely low energy requirements –thus, absolutely Eco-friendly.
The vehicle gets adjusted every year to the safety requirements of the contest, while it simultaneously gets evolved and improved. In 2015, the team pioneered among other teams because they designed and built every single part of the car from scratch, without including any commercial parts. Furthermore, they created an innovative permanent magnet motor which proved to be advantageous. The car managed to run 487 km at the cost of one kWh beating its previous record.
The team achieved to rank in the 10th place among 50 participating teams in the category Prototype Battery Electric Car and became the first Greek team in the top ten in its category.
See also: World's Greenest Car is Greek, Centaurus Racing, Eco Racer: The Greek Hydrogen Car, University of Patras Wins Int’l Competition & Sunnyclist Test Drive @ Santorini