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Shell Eco-marathon South Africa

Shell Eco-marathon is back for the 5th time in South Africa at the Zwartkops Raceway on the 25th - 28th October 2018.

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Shell Eco-marathon is back for the 5th time in South Africa on the 25th - 28th October at Zwartkops Raceway

The festival showcases innovation and new technology, exploring bright energy ideas, creating a platform that encourages energy conversation, collaboration and innovation,

It’s also a place where students embrace technology and strive for energy efficiency.

Shell is partnering with the University of Johannesburg’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering,

The Shell Eco-marathon initiative encourages young engineers to explore and develop new approaches to energy efficiency with the hope of revolutionizing the future of transport.  

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Don‘t miss out on all of the action at the Shell Eco-marathon at the Zwartkops

Raceway on the 25th - 28th October 2018

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More about Shell Eco-marathon

More about Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is an innovative competition that challenges students to make their own ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. Teams design and build their cars and test them on the track to see who can travel further using the least amount of energy

What to expect

What to expect

At this festival you can expect to see the construction of salt water cars, energy imagined inventions, a ball blowing booth, three car simulator as well as e-bikes

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Shell & The University of Johannesburg

Shell is partnering with the University of Johannesburg’s School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. The Shell Eco-marathon initiative encourages young engineers to explore and develop new approaches to energy efficiency with the hope of revolutionizing the future of transport.

How does it work?

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The competition is split into two categories: The Prototype, which focuses on maximum efficiency, and the Urban Concept, which encourages a more practical design. The cars are also divided into energy divisions; mainly internal combustion fuels and electric mobility

The importance of innovation

Shell Eco-marathon is an innovative competition that challenges students to make their own ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. Teams design and build their car and test it on the track to see who can travel the farthest using the least amount of energy.

Shell Eco-marathon inspires thousands of engineering students to push the boundaries of what’s possible for energy efficiency. For the Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge, drivers compete to complete a valid track run using the least amount of energy. The Urban Concept winners of the Mileage Challenge then compete in the Drivers’ World Championship, where drivers race to be the first to cross the finish line, while managing their allotted amount of energy.