Shell Eco Marathon 2013 is over, and although the highest placement achieved was Elba’s ranking as the 5th in its category, we can proudly state that it has made a new efficiency record in Sweden.
Elba isn’t only Sweden’s most energy-efficient car in the Urban Concept class; it has also surpassed all previous achievements by Swedish universities in the Prototype class, where the constraints are more liberal.
Elba (Urban Concept, Electric) : 175.14 km/kWh (5th place, 30 competitors)
Sleipner (Prototype, Hydrogen) : 168.93 km/kWh (8th place, 27 competitors)
(On the main page of Shell Eco Marathon, some categories have their performances presented in km/liter. Note that this is a different unit; one liter of fuel contains more energy than 1 kWh)
Photos by Alexandar Vujadinovic. There are many more available from the entire project, contact email@example.com for more information.