2023 Programme

The 2023 season means a new era for Shell Eco-marathon. A bigger event stage awaits for all participating teams, whilst we shine a light on the next generation of energy leaders – our Changemakers of Tomorrow.

In 2023, Regional Competitions are back and will once again take centre stage to allow teams to compete against a wider range of participants from more countries. The World Championship series returns and local events will also provide opportunities for our participating student teams to bring the competition for energy efficiency to the next level.

Looking ahead to the years leading up to Shell Eco-marathon’s 40th anniversary in 2025, as part of our three-year vision, Shell Eco-marathon aims to give past and present participating students – Changemakers of Tomorrow – a platform to tell their stories, and share their ideas, dreams, and ambitions for the future. Watch this space and follow #ShellEcoMarathon for more.

Find out more information about our upcoming 2023 programme below.

Regional Competitions

The Shell Eco-marathon regional mileage competitions are designed for experienced teams to push new boundaries, encouraging innovation and new approaches to achieving energy efficiency.

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Regional competitionsShell Eco-marathon Americas 2023,April 12-16, 2023

Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Indianapolis, United States

Shell Eco-marathon Europe and Africa 2023
Regional competitionsShell Eco-marathon Europe and Africa 2023,May 20-25, 2023

Circuit Paul Armagnac, Nogaro, France

Shell Eco-marathon Asia-pacific and Middle East 2023
Regional competitionsShell Eco-marathon Asia-pacific and Middle East 2023,July 4-9, 2023

Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok, Indonesia

Local Events

Planned for Brazil and China, challenger competitions are designed for teams looking to discover Shell Eco-marathon for the first time, or for seasoned competitors to fine-tune and refine their cars ahead of Regional competitions.

Shell Eco-marathon Brazil 2023
Local eventsShell Eco-marathon Brazil 2023,August 30 to September 2, 2023

Pier Mauá, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Shell Eco-marathon China 2023
Local eventsShell Eco-marathon China 2023,October 17 - 19, 2023

Golden Port, Beijing, China

World Championship Series

Winning teams at the regional level go head head-to-head with one another to an exciting race for speed and efficiency on the global World Championship finale. This competition series is exclusively for competing teams in the Urban Concept category.

Shell Eco-Marathon World Championships 2023
World championship seriesShell Eco-marathon World Championships 2023,October 10-12, 2023

Shell Technology Centre, Bangalore, India

Autonomous Competitions

Shell Eco-marathon Autonomous Competitions aim to create a challenging new competitive arena for student teams to get hands-on experience with autonomous technology and introduce new ways on how it can help in achieving energy efficiency.

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Autonomous competitionsAutonomous Programming Competition,Online Event
2023 Programme
Autonomous competitionsAutonomous Urban Concept Competition,May 19-22, 2023

Circuit Paul Armagnac, Nogaro, France

For any questions on the 2023 Programme, visit our FAQ page for our full list of frequently asked questions and answers, including the new season, how to register, tips for new teams and more!

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