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Mini Shell Eco-marathon: a safe way back to the track.

Track-based competitions are the cornerstone of Shell Eco-marathon. There is nothing quite like designing and building your own ultra-energy-efficient car and then putting it to the test on an actual racetrack against other student teams from all over the world!

We want students to experience this feeling again, all while still ensuring the health and safety of our participants by taking into careful consideration the impacts of COVID-19.

The new Mini Shell Eco-marathon competition is designed to address these concerns. These will be smaller, more accessible events to take place where and when safely possible across the regions, in line with the required global and local health and safety guidelines.

Registration for the Shell Eco-marathon 2021 season has now closed. Specific registration for on-track competitions will open for season registered teams closer to the event dates, should they take place.

Besides the potential on-track competitions, Shell Eco-marathon 2021 also includes a Virtual Programme, featuring an exciting new Virtual League with five different challenges to put your STEM skills into practice. Make sure to check out all the ways your team can get involved in the new season!

Watch this space for more information about the On-track Programme in due course.

On-track Programme FAQs

Shell Eco-marathon Virtual Programme

2021 Virtual Programme

The 2021 Virtual Programme includes the global Virtual League, where teams can earn points across a range of different challenges. Here’s how teams can compete in the league.

Learn more about the Virtual Programme
2021 Virtual League Table

2021 Virtual League Table

Check your Virtual League standings and see how your team compares to other teams around the world!

Shell Eco-marathon rules

Shell Eco-marathon rules

Building an energy-efficient vehicle is only half the journey. Teams must also complete several design phases, pass a technical inspection, as well as adhering to track rules. Find them all here.

Read the Shell Eco-marathon rules
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