South Gate students make history with hydrogen prototype vehicle, win world automotive competition

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  • June 22, 2020
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SOUTH GATE, Calif. (KABC) — A group of students from STEAM Legacy High School in South Gate won a world automotive championship and made history in the process.

“This little city from South Gate, this little school from South Gate, these kids from immigrant parents, we were able to accomplish and become world champions in the automotive field with engineering,” said Alan Gallardo, a STEAM Legacy student.

In June, the students traveled to the Czech Republic to compete in the 2019 Horizon Grand Prix. The competition addresses climate change by having students create and put to the test alternative energy solutions.

The STEAM Legacy team, which was one of 19 teams in the race, won first place. Not only did they win, they made history in the competition by building the first prototype fuel cell vehicle that is capable of running on pure hydrogen.

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