GMIT ecar

Read about the GMIT electric car - an exciting student energy engineering project in GMIT School of Engineering

GMIT electric car

GMIT has been lucky enough to have an electric car on loan from ESB ecars for the last few months.

We installed a recording device in the car, which sends data back to GMIT as the car is being driven.  

Our students have been analysing this data to examine:

  1. Cost per kilometre
  2. Effect of driving styles
  3. Overall energy efficiency

 

Blogs:

We have also contributed to the ESB ecars blog to help raise public awareness of electric vehicles:

  • "From GMIT to the Fields of Athenry....in Silence" - Click HERE

 

Interested in studying engergy engineering?

The electric car is just a sample of the type of practical project work you could be doing in GMIT!

Energy engineering courses at GMIT include:

  • B Eng in Mechanical Engineering (available at Levels 7 & 8) - Click HERE
  • B Eng in Energy Engineering (available at Levels 7 & 8) - Click HERE
  • MSc in Environmental Systems - Click HERE

 

Postgraduate study in energy engineering

Students can also study for a Masters Degree or a Ph.D in energy systems in GMIT's Centre for the Integration of Sustainable Energy Technologies (CISET), carrying out advanced research for companies in this field.

 

GMIT eCar Schools Experience

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