This competition series is exclusively for teams who choose to design and build an Urban Concept car. The Urban Concept category focuses attention on city driving, challenging teams to strive for energy optimisation in cars that also need to fulfil human needs like driver comfort and space for luggage. The addition of real-world speed seen in the World Championship Series enhances this thinking for students.
How it works
- The Regional Championship is a race format where teams are given a small amount of energy entirely based on their Regional competitions result. They have to match the proven energy efficiency of their car with strategy, skill and speed in a race to cross the finish line first without running out of energy. The winner is awarded the title of Regional Champion for their respective region, and the top six teams from each Regional Championship qualify to go to the World Championship.
The 18 best teams from around the world get a chance to become World Champion in the ultimate global finale. This event sees Urban Concept teams put through their paces in a sequence of challenges.
- The World Championship Mileage Challenge – a set number of times around the track, using the least amount of energy. Teams are awarded points based on their energy efficiency ranking.
- The World Championship Time Trial – a set track route using the least amount of energy in the fastest amount of time. Teams are awarded points based on their time trial ranking. Bonus points are given for Regional Championship performance and for their efforts to drive supporters for their team. When all points are combined, the top nine ranking teams compete for the World Championship Race.
- World Championship Race – Teams are given a small amount of energy entirely based on their World Championship Mileage Challenge result. The first to cross the finish line becomes the Shell Eco-marathon World Champion.