Up to a maximum of 50 teams, featuring both Prototype and Urban Concept car design, can take part in each Shell Eco-marathon Challenger competition. They are singular competitions that give STEM students an opportunity to get hands-on technical experience and valuable time and advice from experts.
How it works
- Teams apply through the Student Registration Portal, they will have to meet all design and build milestones to secure their place. At the competition teams go through Technical Inspection, the final milestone before they can get access to the track. Teams are awarded approved Technical Inspection status if their car meets the high technical and safety standards outlined in the Official rules – Chapter I global rules and Chapter II rules for each individual Challenger competition. Once they have passed Technical Inspection it’s time to get on track!
- On-Track Awards:Based on the concept of the longest-running format in Shell Eco-marathon: the mileage challenge, cars drive a fixed number of laps around the track. After each valid run, event organisers calculate their energy efficiency and rank the results. On-track awards are given to the highest energy efficiency achieved for each energy category, in each vehicle class.
- Off-Track Awards: The Off-Track Awards encourage teams to consider the wider aspects of research and development projects, giving them experience of some of the real-world requirements needed for their future careers. Each Challenger competition has its own set of Off-Track Awards as detailed in their respective Chapter II rules.