The 2020 season was one we won’t easily forget, where we all had to adapt and transition to an entirely virtual programme; and as much as we missed getting out on track, the virtual programme proved to be a success.
So, going forward we are delighted to welcome you to Shell Eco-marathon 2021, a hybrid season combining exciting new virtual formats with physical competition elements, where and when possible. Just as a hybrid vehicle can achieve greater energy efficiency by combining the advantages of its distinct types of energy, this blend of physical and virtual competitions ensures that students have more opportunities to participate in Shell Eco-marathon and be recognised for their talent and hard work.
The 2021 Virtual Programme will include a new global Virtual League where teams can earn points across a range of different challenges, from the well-known Off-track Awards to the brand-new Autonomous Programming Competition.
The 2021 On-track Programme is introducing the new Mini Shell Eco-marathon – smaller, more accessible events to take place where and when safely possible across the regions, in line with all required health and safety guidelines.
Teams must register from September 7 to October 14, 2020, for a chance to take part in any of the virtual and on-track components. Please note that registration for the first of our activities, Pitch the Future, will close on September 30, 2020.
See below to find out more about the two parts of the 2021 Shell Eco-marathon season.