Shell Eco-marathon South Africa
On 13-15 September, Shell South Africa in conjunction with the University of Johannesburg will host the third Shell Eco-marathon in Africa. The event will be held at Zwartkops Raceway, Pretoria West. The Shell Eco-marathon is a global competition that challenges high school and university students to design, build, test and drive the most energy-efficient vehicle.
Shell Eco-marathon is a unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. It’s not about speed; it’s about energy efficiency. And the winners are the teams who go further on the least amount of energy.
The inspiration to the competition dates back to 1939, when two Shell scientists in Illinois, US, placed a wager to see who could further on one gallon of fuel.
In 1985, the first edition of Shell Eco-marathon took place in Europe, laying the foundation for what went on to become the world’s leading energy-efficiency competition. Today the event has evolved into a global competition that takes place in different parts of the world including Asia, Americas and Europe. Shell Eco-marathon is about energy efficiency, but also about passion for technique, perseverance, team work, creativity and determination.
Shell Eco-marathon also serves as an educational platform that encourages innovation, reinforces conservation and development of leading technology for greater energy efficiency.
This year’s event will also showcase a host of engineering and energy initiatives ranging from:
- School’s Assembly
- Kalahari Scientist
- Car Simmulators
- Saltwater Cars
- BMW South Africa will also showcase a BMW Electrical vehicle that will be modelled with a Schneider Electric Charging station for public view
Each winning team will have designed a car that drives the longest distance using the least amount of energy in their chosen category.
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