Welcome to the website of the Aston Shell Eco-marathon team.
We are a team of undergraduate Engineering and Design students in Birmingham, UK. This is our universities 4th year of entering the competition and with improvements made every year we are sure we will be the best team Aston have seen yet!
The purpose of the competition is to go as far as possible on 1 litre of fuel, with off track awards for aspects such as sustainability and design also available. The competition is held at the Ahoy arena, Rotterdam 17-19th May 2012.
The car we are building will be entered into the 'urban concept' category and will be powered by a Nexa Ballard Hydrogen Fuel Cell. As it's an eco-marathon, we are trying to be as sustainable as possible in the entire design of the car- making the chassis out of cardboard and plywood and using bio-resin infused fibres for body panels.
You can find out more about the team and what we've been up to by navigating the site on the top right hand corner of the page.
It's set to be an exciting project with lots to do before the competition. Be sure to check here for frequent updates on our progress!