Driving the future of mobility

Since 1985, Shell Eco-marathon has challenged student teams around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient cars. After a successful first edition in the country’s motorsports city, São Paulo, in 2016, it is hosted again by Shell Brazil, this time in Rio de Janeiro from November 6-9, 2017.

Shell Eco-marathon Brazil will welcome young engineers from across the country to hit the purpose-built urban track at the Riocentro convention center and push the boundaries of energy efficiency.

About the competition

Shell Eco-marathon Brazil is a great opportunity:

  • For inexperienced teams to practice and improve their vehicle in order to get selected for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2018.
  • For newcomers to present and test their project and above all experience the unique Shell Eco-marathon spirit with fellow competitors on a professional circuit.
  • For experienced teams to fine tune their vehicles and strive to improve their personal bests.

Competition rules

Shell Eco-marathon Brazil runs under two sets of rules. Shell Eco-marathon 2017 Global Rules, Chapter I and Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2017, Chapter II, with specific information about the event in Rio.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon 2017 Global Rules, Chapter I

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2017 Rules, Chapter II

Location and track

The competition will take place at the Riocentro convention center in Rio de Janeiro on an urban purpose-built track. The track map will be published in September.

Register your team!

Team registration for Shell Eco-marathon Brazil opens on August 1 and closes on September 4. You can register on the Shell Eco-marathon Registration website, and by simply selecting an existing team or entering a new name/team.

The registration process follows two simple phases:

Phase 1: general and technical information about your team and vehicle.

Phase 2: logistics and additional information about your team.

The competition is open for Prototype vehicles only, in the gasoline, ethanol and battery electric categories. The number of spaces available for teams is limited so make sure to register your team as soon as possible.

Remember: registration for Shell Eco-marathon Brazil or any other Shell Eco-marathon event is free of charge. You just need to get your team and vehicle ready to hit the track!

Competition Results

Click on the link below to see the detail of technical inspection and on-track results from Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2016.

The 2016 Winners

First place in the Prototype gasoline category: Team Pé Vermelho, from UTFPR

First place in the Prototype ethanol category: Team Feng Eco Racing team from PUC RS

First place in the Prototype battery-electric category: Team EcoVeículo team from UNIFEI

The winners of each category will have their cars shipped to Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2018 which will take place in California in 2018.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2016 Results

More about the 2016 competition

Before the Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2017 rules are announced, see below the 2016 rules and information to help you prepare for next year's competition.

Shell Eco-marathon Brazil runs under two sets of rules: Shell Eco-marathon Global Rules, Chapter 1 and Chapter 2, with specific information about the competition in Brazil.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon 2016 Global Rules, Chapter 1

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2016 Rules, Chapter 2

FAQs Brazil

Check the most frequently asked questions (FAQs) about Shell Eco-marathon Brazil and get ready to the competition!

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Brazil most frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Contact us

If you need more information, please contact us: shellecomarathon-brasil@shell.com.

You can also join our Shell Eco-marathon Brazil Facebook group

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