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Global rules for Shell Eco-marathon

The Shell Eco-marathon 2021 Global Rules, Chapter I , are updated every year and must be strictly adhered to by every participating team to design and build their cars for competitions. These global rules contain all the technical information, safety requirements and information on energy categories and vehicle types that teams must follow.

In addition, the Chapter I Rules provide criteria for the some of the elements of the Virtual League, such as the Off-track Awards and Virtual Technical Inspection.

There are additional specific rules for each individual Shell Eco-marathon on-track competition and remaining Virtual League components. These will be available in due course.

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