Shell Eco-marathon Europe runs under two sets of rules: Shell Eco-marathon Global Rules 2018, Chapter I and Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 Rules, Chapter II:

  • The Shell Eco-marathon Global Rules 2018, Chapter I contain all technical rules and specifications for teams to build their vehicle. It also includes information about the On-track and Off-track Awards. 
  • The Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 Rules, Chapter II contain details about safety, competition and the schedule of events. This document is specific to Shell Eco-marathon Europe.

Remember to read the rules carefully before applying for the competition!

Download: Shell Eco-marathon 2018 Global Rules, Chapter I

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 Rules, Chapter II

Teams must also refer to the Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 Participant Handbook for specific details on logistics for the event, such as accommodation, shipping, food and parking.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 Participant Handbook


The registration process for Shell Eco-marathon Europe consists of 3 different phases:

  • Phase 1: Team interest and information
  • Phase 2: Technical information
  • Phase 3: Logistics and Off-track Award applications

Teams interested in participating in Shell Eco-marathon Europe should be aware of the following information:

  • A team must consist of a maximum of 20 team members, including the team manager, faculty advisor and chaperones. 
  • Participants must be enrolled in a school or institution at the time of the event.
  • The team manager should be able to speak and understand English as he/she will be coordinating with the organisers throughout the event.
  • Each team is responsible for all other costs and expenses associated with participating in the event i.e. travel from home country to London and back, building and freighting cost for vehicle, hotel/accommodation, etc.

Teams must register on the Shell Eco-marathon registration website.

The track

Find out more about the track by downloading the map below.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2018 track map


Agility Fairs and Events are the official freight-forwarding partner for all Shell Eco-marathon competitions globally. Before arranging freight for your vehicle, you must contact Agility directly at

If your team is shipping your vehicle and equipment to London, it is mandatory to read and understand the Dangerous Goods Shipping Guidelines below. Read these instructions very carefully and contact Agility if you need more information. 

Download: Dangerous Goods Shipping Guidelines for Shell Eco-marathon teams

What if you have more questions?

If you still have any questions, please contact us by sending an email to or leave a comment on the Shell Eco-marathon Europe Facebook group.

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