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Rules and regulations
Shell Eco-marathon official rules are designed to enable safe, technically sound and fair competition in all three events in Americas, Europe and Asia. Here you will find the global rules for the competition as well as links to the regional rules for each event.
Americas and Europe 2014
The Shell Eco-marathon 2014 Rules (Chapter 1) are now available. This document is applicaple to the competition in Americas and Europe.
The 2014 Chapter 1 Rules have been updated to increase the technical challenge and the opportunity to discover and explore new technologies, as well as to increase the safety standards of the competition. Here are some of the key changes to the 2014 rules:
1. All Prototype vehicles must have a “floor”, to protect the driver from touching the ground while driving.
2. All Battery-electric vehicles must have a self-built Motor Controller
3. The Off-Track awards are also included in Chapter 1, giving you more time to prepare your applications
4. We have added short "Shell Eco-marathon Tech Tips" videos to the Rules. In those videos, our technical experts provide hints and helpful comments to some of the frequently asked and most challenging topics.
But please ensure that you read and understand the entire document thoroughly. And good luck to all teams!
Logistics and technical details that are speficic to each region will be covered on the regional "Chapter 2" of rules to be published soon.
Exceptionally in 2014, Asia will run under the Shell Eco-marathon 2013 Rules (Chapter 1), due to the cancellation of the event.