Jump menu

Main content |  back to top

2014 Shell Eco-marathon Europe Highlights

Check out some of the highlights and most interesting stories from Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014 in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.

Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014

Going the distance

Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014 welcomed 198 teams from 27 counties across Europe and beyond between May 15-18.

Winners and awards

Competition ends with four new records and some impressive innovations.

Off-track awards

Students scoop off-track awards including technical innovation, design and safety.

The waiting game

Teams have queued since the early hours to be first out on track for the final day of competition.

Everyone’s a winner!

Mid-way through the penultimate afternoon, five records for the Rotterdam circuit had been broken. For other teams, it’s the taking part that counts.

Breaking boundaries behind the wheel

New records for Rotterdam appear in early competition runs.

The many faces of fuel efficiency

The official flag-off marks the start of Prototype competition.

Competition day dawns

The sun shines on students preparing for the afternoon Prototype competition.

Climbing a steep learning curve

Today was another chance for students to warm up their cars ahead of tomorrow’s competition. Some are feeling more confident than others.

The mighty marathon begins

The pack divides as some teams pass technical inspection while others tackle last-minute adjustments. Even out on track new challenges arise.

3,000 kilometres on one litre of fuel?

Students from far and wide prepare to take to the track in Rotterdam.

Talented teenagers take on top teams

A team of 14-year olds joins thousands of more mature students in Rotterdam as this year’s energy-efficiency battle gets under way.

Investing in innovation

Has a new test lab given German students the technical advantage they need to win in Rotterdam?

Bright young Nigerians step up a gear

Two teams from Nigeria prepare to show Shell Eco-marathon Europe how far they can go.

Coming back with a bang

Danish students from Team Aalborg are turning failure into the drive to succeed.

Champions of extreme fuel efficiency

Firm French favourites share secrets of their astonishing success.

Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014 launch

Students reveal plans to 3D-print car parts as the countdown begins.

2013

2013 Highlights

The highlights from the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon Europe.

Page Tools