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Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles. With annual events first in the Americas, then Europe and Asia, the winners are the teams that go the furthest using the least amount of energy. The events spark debate about the future of mobility and inspire young engineers to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency.

Events around the world


Find out more about the challenger event in Turkey.

South Africa

Find out more about the event in Johannesburg, South Africa.


Find out more about the event in Manila, Philippines.


Find out more about the event in Detroit, MI, USA.


Find out more about the event that comes to London, UK in 2016.

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News and Highlights

New track records as the competition celebrates 30 years of innovation and achievement

24 May 2015

Fuel efficiency has increased nearly four times since the competition began in 1985.

University of Toronto dethrones perennial champ Laval at Shell Eco-marathon in Detroit

13 Apr 2015

Team recovers from on-track crash for 3,421 miles per gallon win on day’s final run in Detroit

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2015 Finishes With Five New Mileage Records in The Street Circuit Challenge

01 Mar 2015

Students from Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa have conquered the streets of Luneta Park, Manila to set five new mileage records at Shell Eco-marathon Asia.