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Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2015

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

24 May 2015

After months of preparation and four exciting days of competition, the 30th anniversary of Shell Eco-marathon Europe has drawn to a close. There were three new track records set this year, two of which were the strongest performances in the competition’s history.

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For more information about Shell Eco-marathon Europe, visit: www.shell.com/semeurope

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Press releases

  • 24 May 2015 New track records as the competition celebrates 30 years of innovation and achievement

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

  • 18 May 2015 Celebrating 30 years of innovation at Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2015

    Thirty years of technological innovation, outstanding achievements and once-in-a-lifetime experiences mark a significant milestone in what is one of the most challenging engineering student competitions, Shell Eco-marathon Europe. Over 200 student teams from 30 countries throughout Europe and beyond are invited to Rotterdam from 21-24 May to push the boundaries of energy efficiency on the road.

  • 18 May 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014: Drive around the equator with 12.5 litres of fuel

    After months of preparation, 198 teams from 27 countries gave everything they had in three days of competition on a Rotterdam street circuit. Four circuit records were set.

  • 20 Jan 2014 Exciting new technologies at Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014

    What do more than 3,000 students from 26 countries have in common when they gather in Rotterdam in May? They will each try to drive as far as possible on the equivalent of 1 kWh or 1 litre of fuel, with cars they designed and built themselves.

  • 12 Aug 2013 Shell highlights engine oils' unsung role in fuel efficiency

    Across three student events held in three continents, Shell puts a spotlight on the important role of engine oils in fuel efficiency, alongside fuels and engines.

  • 19 May 2013 Five records set and future energy challenges tackled at Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2013

    After three challenging days of competition on the streets of Rotterdam, Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2013 has drawn to a close with winners from nine countries scooping the prizes. 183 student teams from 24 countries competed under difficult circumstances with cars they designed and built themselves on the challenging street circuit and amazed everyone by setting five new records. Results are measured on who can drive the furthest on the equivalent of 1 kWh or 1 litre of fuel.

  • 13 Feb 2013 Innovative thinking for record breaking fuel efficiency returns to the streets of Rotterdam

    Driving from Rotterdam to Moscow on one litre of fuel may seem like an impossible task, but it isn’t. Every year, students from across Europe push the boundaries of fuel efficiency during the Shell Eco-marathon Europe, competing using vehicles they design and build themselves. Record breaking fuel efficiency is set with conventional fuels such as petrol, diesel, ethanol and GTL fuel, as well as alternative fuels like hydrogen and electricity. In 2012 the Dutch city of Rotterdam was temporarily transformed into a street circuit, with over 40,000 spectators in attendance.

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