These larger competitions invite between 80-150 teams to each competition, after securing their place through a strict selection process that receives the best teams from across Americas, Asia and Europe.
As with Challenger competitions, teams can choose to design either Prototype or Urban Concept cars. Teams who want a chance to reach new heights of ultra-energy-efficiency, might consider entering a Prototype car to put their theories into action. For teams who want to focus on the challenge of energy efficiency in city driving, they might consider entering an Urban Concept vehicle.
How it works
- Teams apply through the Student Registration Portal, they will have to meet strict 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 Regional competition. Once they have passed Technical Inspection it’s time to get on track!
- On-Track Awards: As with Challenger competitions, the format is 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. The awards recognise additional achievements, including vehicle design, technical innovation; safety, perseverance, communications. As well as the Off-Track Awards detailed in Chapter I rules, each Regional competition can have additional Off-Track Awards as detailed in their respective Chapter II rules.