The European leg of the Shell Eco-marathon is coming to the UK for the first time in 2019, with the race taking place at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Teams of students will compete to see how far their ultra-efficient vehicles can travel on just one litre of fuel. When the competition started in 1985, the winning entry would only have made it from London to Rotterdam. Today, the record stands at 3,771km – or the distance between London and Rome and back again.
The student mileage challenge will take place at the Park, and will form part of ‘Make the Future’ – a public festival of bright energy ideas and innovations, aimed to raise awareness of the energy challenges we face around the world.