Shell Eco-Marathon

Ages:High School, Undergraduate

Type:Performance

Categories:automotive engineering, engineering, Environment, STEM

Scope:International

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes further on the least amount of fuel.

Design, build and test your energy-efficient vehicle. Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competition programmes. Students are challenged to design, build and test energy-efficient cars, pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible. Students take their designs to the track in the Mileage Challenge to see which vehicle can compete to go the farthest on the least amount of fuel. The Drivers’ World Championship sees winners from the Mileage Challenge marry the efficiency of their vehicles with the speed and skills of their driver to find the fastest energy-efficient driver. After a year of preparation, bright young engineers have just a few days to battle it out in urban circuits, driving self-built cars for supreme energy efficiency.

The competition is split into two classes or categories. The Prototype class focuses on maximum efficiency, while passenger comfort takes a back seat. The UrbanConcept class encourages more practical designs. Cars are also divided by energy type:

  • Internal combustion engine fuels include petrol, diesel, liquid fuel made from natural gas and ethanol.
  • In the electric mobility category, vehicles are powered by hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-based batteries.

The Drivers’ World Championship

The Drivers’ World Championship challenges students to combine speed with energy-efficiency in a race to cross the finish line first, without depleting their car of energy. Three regional competitions are held, followed by the Grand Final in Europe. The 3 top teams from each region qualify for the Grand Final, with 9 teams in total vying for the title of the world’s most efficient driver.

Ultimately teams are judged based on how many miles their cars can go on the least amount of fuel. Teams progress through three regional events around the globe to an International final global race.
This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Website: http://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/shell-ecomarathon.html

Managing Organization: Shell

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Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School, Undergraduate.

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.

Overview

Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes further on the least amount of fuel.

Process

Design, build and test your energy-efficient vehicle. Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competition programmes. Students are challenged to design, build and test energy-efficient cars, pushing the boundaries of what is technically possible. Students take their designs to the track in the Mileage Challenge to see which vehicle can compete to go the farthest on the least amount of fuel. The Drivers’ World Championship sees winners from the Mileage Challenge marry the efficiency of their vehicles with the speed and skills of their driver to find the fastest energy-efficient driver. After a year of preparation, bright young engineers have just a few days to battle it out in urban circuits, driving self-built cars for supreme energy efficiency.

The competition is split into two classes or categories. The Prototype class focuses on maximum efficiency, while passenger comfort takes a back seat. The UrbanConcept class encourages more practical designs. Cars are also divided by energy type:

  • Internal combustion engine fuels include petrol, diesel, liquid fuel made from natural gas and ethanol.
  • In the electric mobility category, vehicles are powered by hydrogen fuel cells and lithium-based batteries.

The Drivers’ World Championship

The Drivers’ World Championship challenges students to combine speed with energy-efficiency in a race to cross the finish line first, without depleting their car of energy. Three regional competitions are held, followed by the Grand Final in Europe. The 3 top teams from each region qualify for the Grand Final, with 9 teams in total vying for the title of the world’s most efficient driver.

Criteria

Ultimately teams are judged based on how many miles their cars can go on the least amount of fuel. Teams progress through three regional events around the globe to an International final global race.

Awards

This competition has not yet listed it's awards.

Participate

Website: http://www.shell.com/energy-and-innovation/shell-ecomarathon.html

Managing Organization: Shell

Contact:


Entry Fee:

This competition is open to students in High School, Undergraduate.

Deadlines

This competition has not yet posted any deadlines.