“Shell Eco-marathon Turkey”, which is organized by Shell Turkey, Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and Uludağ Automobile Industry Exporters Association (OIB) in order to encourage youngsters to design and develop energy-efficient vehicles, was completed with the award ceremony on September 24. 22 teams and approximately 300 students from 4 countries participated in Shell Eco-marathon Turkey in which the students competed to cover the longest distance with minimum energy.
“Shell Eco-Marathon”, which is globally organized by Shell, a company contributing to Turkey's energy sector, industry, production and employment for the last 94 years, in order to encourage youngsters across the world to design and develop energy-efficient and innovative vehicles for the last 32 years, was organized for the third time in Istanbul in collaboration with Turkish Exporters' Assembly (TİM) and Uludağ Automotive Industry Exporters Association on September 22-24. In the competition in which the students of high schools and universities in 8 cities across Turkey and students from other countries participated, 22 teams in total ad approximately 300 students competed. “Shell Eco-Marathon Turkey” hosted 5 teams from Greece, Bulgaria and Slovakia.
In Shell Eco-marathon Turkey, 5 on-track and 3 off-track awards, 8 different categories in total, were granted. “Hidroana” by Anadolu University was the team to win among hydrogen-powered vehicles in prototype vehicles category by spending the least energy and ranked the first with an achievement of 356.42 km/m3. “Poseidon” team from Piraeus University in Greece won the race among electric vehicles in prototype vehicles category and ranked the first with an achievement of 504.11 km/kWh. The vehicle of “FME Racing Team” from Bratislava Technology University won the race among gasoline-powered vehicles in prototype vehicles category with an achievement of 377.59 km/lt.
“Cukurova Elektromobil” team of Çukurova University raked the first among electric vehicles in city-concept category with an achievement of 107.66 km/kWh. “Hidroist” team from Istanbul University won the race among hydrogen-powered vehicles in city-concept category with an achievement of 196.66 km/m3.
Regarding the off-track awards of the competition, “HyRU Racing Team” from Ruse University in Bulgaria received the “Best Design” Award, “Facilis” from Istanbul Technical University received the “Innovation” Award, and “UMAKİT” from Uludağ University received the “Team Spirit” Award.
Shell Eco-marathon Turkey winners will have the opportunity to participate in Shell Eco-marathon Europe in London in 2018 and will compete against their peers from 30 countries in Europe.
Innovation Workshops for Kids Colored Competition!
Innovation workshops for children were held in the Innovation Festival area while the energy-saving vehicles produced by young people were competing to see the finish line by spending the least amount of energy at the racetrack in Shell Eco-marathon. Coding, 3D printer and robot workshops organized by Maker Çocuk, Internet of things workshops organized by UserSpots and drone workshops organized by INOVATIM drew great interest.
Companies that support Shell Eco-marathon Turkey also received plaques during the award ceremony. Shell Eco-marathon Turkey 2017 Hydrogen Sponsor Linde Gaz A.Ş. and a plaque of thanks to Redbull, who supported the students with energy during the three-day contest.