19 May 2012
Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2012 - VNR 4 Shotlist
Revealed: Europe’s most energy-efficient car - Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2012 reaches its climax.
Video News Release 4 and Update.
General views of the Ahoy Centre Rotterdam and the “Lab” an interactive energy show.
IV Mark Singer – Global Project Manager Shell Eco-marathon
Well it feels like we are having growing pains but it is a positive thing and the fact that we may add a fourth event and continue events in different places around the World, shows the interest, show the power that is out there and that people want to join us.
General views of Prototype cars lining up to race and on the track (21 shots)
Teams coming in for fuel testing (5 shots)
IV Erwan Huizinga – IUT GMP Valenciennes
We had a very good round we only used 9.9mm.
General views current leader in the Prototype gasoline field, team 1 La Joliverie coming in fuel testing, celebrating fans and weighing fuel (4 shots)
IV Norman Koch – Technical Manager Shell Eco-marathon
It has been a fantastic morning on this third and final day of the Shell Eco-marathon – you can hear the teams behind me – they had a fantastic race – we have seen fiercely competitive racing and Microjoule looks like the winner again.
What has been remarkable this year is that the places behind the winners have been much more competitive and the numbers are much closer together so there are a lot more teams in close distance to the overall leader Microjoule.
General views of team 5 from Kecskemet College Hungary who achieved an excellent 2695.5 km on 1 litre equivalent despite only having taken part a few years.
IV Dr Mihaly Bagany - Kecskemet College Hungary
I think we are the youngest team and during this three years period we have reached this fantastic result of nearly 3,000km is very good
Polyjoule team applauding Hungarian team
Team 620 Aston University receiving off-track award for Eco-Design
IV Dr. Christian McLening
Pretty emotional. We’re overwhelmed I think you know. We’ve worked all through the night for the last week. We’ve had endless kind of problems but the team have overcome them. We didn’t give in. We did the last run on the last hour and we’ve managed to get a great trophy and it’s a real credit to the team.
Team 67 Ecole Mohammadia d’Ingenieurs receiving the off-track award for Best Team Spirit
IV Fatima-Zahra Abou Eddahab
We are so, so happy. We did everything together, for the best and the worst. We worked hard and everyone here knows that. We’re so, so happy for that.
Team 201 Polyjoules receiving the on-track award for Prototype Hydrogen
IV Pierre Corroenne
We are so happy to win again this year. All these people working together to ..with this prototype. Such good real emotion this year. We’ll be there next year.
Team 83 Mac EcoTeam receiving the on-track award for Prototype GTL
IV Roberto Koops
It’s the first time we’re in the competition and we were just coming here to get to the finish.
And we’re just completely surprised we made it to first place.
Team 618 Green Team Twente receiving the on-track award for Urban Concept Hydrogen
IV Ron Slump
We had to work really hard last week. Some of the car broke down and we had to work all through the night to fix the car and to win with a car that’s had so many problems is just incredible.
Team 402 Ecoteam Zollernaub receiving the on-track award for Prototype Solar
IV Holger Mayer
It’s the first time we’ve one with both the Urban Concept and the Prototype. We had a very low budget but we exceeded and we’ve got a very light car, that was very fast and fuel efficiency was very perfect. Very happy this year.
Team 1 Joliverie receiving the on-track award for Prototype Gasoline
IV You Clement
We have worked all year to improve the performance of the vehicle for this new track
IV Dr Mihaly Bagany
Of course we are very proud because we were working for one year, I don’t know how many thousand hours work is behind this success and it’s the merit of our students
Team 501 DTU Roadrunners receiving the on-track award for Urban Concept Ethanol
The team have been working for a year, but very very much, especially in the month working up to this competition, they’ve been working weekends, nights, yes all the time.
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