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Shell Eco-marathon is a global programme. Here are the different competitions student teams can take part in depending on their experience and proven skills.

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Shell Eco-marathon Challenger competitions

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.

Challenger competitions
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Shell Eco-marathon Regional competitions

These are individual competitions that invite experienced teams from academic institutions in Americas, Asia and Europe to apply different approaches in STEM to achieve maximum energy-efficiency with their vehicle on the track.

Regional competitions
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Shell Eco-marathon World Championship Series

This prestigious series sees teams, who have achieved the highest level of energy efficiency in Regional competitions, go head-to-head to prove they can maintain maximum energy efficiency with real-world speed.

World Championship Series
Autonomous car on track

Autonomous competitions

Together with student teams, academics and industry experts, we have been developing competitions that focus on autonomous technology’s role in energy optimisation. With this we aim to create a challenging new competitive arena for student teams to get hands-on experience with this technology and put their own fresh thinking into how it can help to achieve energy efficiency.

Autonomous competitions

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