Driving the future of mobility

Since 1985, Shell Eco-marathon has challenged student teams around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient cars.

On it’s sixth successful edition in South Africa, the challenger event took place at Zwartkops Raceway, Johannesburg from September 11 – 15, 2019.

About the competition

Shell Eco-marathon Africa is a great opportunity

  • For new-comers to present and test their project and above all experience the unique Shell Eco-marathon spirit with fellow competitors on a professional circuit.
  • For inexperienced teams to practice and improve their vehicle in order to get selected for Shell Eco-marathon Europe.
  • For experienced teams to fine tune their vehicles and strive to improve their personal bests.

Competition rules

Shell Eco-marathon South Africa runs under two sets of rules: Shell Eco-marathon 2019 Global Rules, Chapter I, and Shell Eco-marathon South Africa 2019, Chapter II

Download: Shell Eco-marathon 2019 Global Rules, Chapter I

Download: Shell Eco-marathon South Africa 2019 Rules, Chapter II

Location and track

The competition took place at the Zwartkops Raceway.

Competition Results

Click below for past results from Shell Eco-marathon South Arica.

Download: Shell Eco-marathon South Africa 2019 competition results

Download: Shell Eco-marathon South Africa 2018 competition results

Download: Shell Eco-marathon South Africa 2017 competition results

Register your team!

Registration is now closed

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like to find out more, please contact us at shell-eco.marathon@shell.com.

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