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Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014: Drive around the equator with 12.5 litres of fuel
The student teams from Europe and beyond competed with cars they had designed and built themselves on the challenging street circuit in Rotterdam. Awards are given to the teams who can drive the furthest on the equivalent of 1 kWh or 1 litre of fuel.
In the Prototype category, persistent winners Microjoule – La Joliverie from France broke their previous track record with a result of 3,314.9 km/l, an improvement of 11 percent. “It was a beautiful week with beautiful weather. The team and car were at their peak,”says team leader Mickaël Fardeau.
In the UrbanConcept category, team Lycee Louis Delage from France achieved a new Rotterdam track record with 468.8 km in the gasoline category (an improvement of 73.1 km per litre from last year). Team Schluckspecht from University Of Applied Sciences Offenburg from Germany beat their 2013 track record with 389 km in the diesel category. In the hydrogen fuel cell category team La Joliverie Polytech Nantes improved their track record with 150.5 km.
“This was the best edition ever,” says Norman Koch, Technical Director, Shell Eco-marathon. “The weather conditions were close to perfect, teams were more experienced and very well prepared: this meant some achieved remarkable results. We hope these innovations make their way into everyday vehicles one day.”
One standout innovation was shown by Team AERO@UBI from Portugal who managed to build a car that had no steering wheel but was instead steered by the driver’s body movement.
Over 40,000 visitors during over four days witnessed the extraordinary achievements of the students and their vehicles, while taking a glimpse into the future of transport and energy at Shell Energy Lab.
Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014 On-track Awards
|Race Nr.||Prototype category||Winner||Result|
|1||Shell FuelSave Gasoline Prize||La Joliverie – Lycee Saint-Joseph La Joliverie (FR)||3,314.9 km/l|
|9||Shell FuelSave Diesel Prize||IUT GMP Valenciennes – I.U.T Valenciennes (SPA)||1,300.1 km/l|
|201||Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prize||H2A – Hogeschool Van Amsterdam (NL)||428.5 km/kWh|
|304||Battery-electric Prize||TERA TU Graz – T.U. Graz (AUT)||1,091.6 km/kWh|
|2||Alternative Fuel Prize
(E100 + GTL)
|SA de Toulouse – Universite Paul Sabatier Toulouse (FR)||2,757.2 km/l|
|Race Nr.||UrbanConcept category||Winner||Result|
|503||Shell FuelSave Gasoline Prize||Lycee Louis Delage – Lycee Louis Delage (FR)||468.8 km/l|
|504||Shell FuelSave Diesel Prize||Schluckspecht – University Of Applied Sciences Offenberg (GR)||389.0 km/l|
|601||Hydrogen Fuel Cell Prize||La Joliverie Polytech Nantes – Polytech Nantes (FR)||150.5 km/kWh|
|701||Battery Electric Prize
||Electricar Solution – Lycee Des Metriers De L Energie Arles (FR)||312.1 km/kWh|
|501||Alternative Fuel Prize
(E100 + GTL)
|DTU Roadrunners – Technical University Of Denmark (DN)||599.0 km/l|
Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2014 Off-Track Awards
|504||Schluckspecht (GR)||Shell Helix Tribology Award|
|306||Eco Motion Team by ESSTIN (FR)||Safety Award First place|
|3||GAMF (HU)||Technical Innovation Award|
|332||Kandó Electric (HU)||Design Award|
|203||H2politO - molecole da corsa (IT)||Communication Award|
|71||SCB-MADI – Madi (RUS)||Perseverance And Spirit Of The Event Award|