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Aston team readies for Shell Eco-marathon: With just a week to go before the European Shell Eco-marathon takes p...

Aston team readies for Shell Eco-marathon: With just a week to go before the European Shell Eco-marathon takes p...

There are two main categories to the Eco-marathon; Prototype and Urban Concept, further split down into different fuel types. Prototype cars are vehicles not expected to meet any real world useability criteria, allowing for a little more free-thinking whereas Urban Concepts are designed to be vehicles that show fuel efficient solutions which could be applied to cars of today. They must meet a series of roadworthiness criteria found in modern passenger cars such as having four wheels, steering wheel, head and tail lights, a brake pedal and doors. The challenges open to high school and college student teams, who must design and build an energy efficient vehicle which may be classed as solar power, hydrogen fuel cell, efficient petrol, efficient diesel, internal combustion or a plug-in battery vehicle. We’ll bring you the results next week after the challenge is completed. Th...

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