Shell Eco-marathon: in pursuit of energy-efficient motoring

Date:16 August 2012 Tags:,

The unique Shell Eco-marathon Challenge competition, staged in different locations around the world, challenges hundreds of student teams to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car and travel the furthest on the least amount of energy. Some achieve distances equivalent to driving from Paris to Moscow (that’s 2 485 km) on a single litre of fuel.

Running on a variety of energy sources (from conventional petrol and diesel to biofuels, natural gas, hydrogen, solar and electricity), they compete in two classes: the Prototype class focuses on maximum efficiency, with passenger comfort taking a back seat, while the UrbanConcept class encourages more practical designs.

Watch footage from the 2012 Shell Eco-marathon Challenge Asia

 

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