Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam
From 2016 Shell Eco-Marathon takes place in London
Racing with fuel efficient cars
During the Shell Eco-Marathon, Rotterdam is the scene of a spectacular race between super fuel-efficient vehicles. More than 200 student teams from 24 countries are taking part in different categories with innovative propulsion on hydrogen, solar panels, batteries, but also on conventional fuel like petrol and diesel. At the Shell Eco-Marathon is not about speed, but all about economy: these vehicles drive a few hundred miles on just one litre of fuel!
Cut-throat eco competition
Traditionally, the French teams are always very strong, but also Germany and the Netherlands stand their ground. The competition is fierce because the Shell Eco-Marathon also takes place in America and Asia. The cars are not racing under laboratory conditions, but on a regular street trail around the Ahoy convention centre in Rotterdam!
Shell Energy Lab Rotterdam
The Shell Eco-Marathon is part of the Energy Lab, an family event, which is all about energy. Children can try to generate as much energy as possible within huge balls, go berserk on the kinetic dance floor and take part in the mini Eco-Marathon with small cars powered by salt water.
Free tickets Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam
The Shell Energy Lab and the Eco-Marathon in Rotterdam are free. If you sign up on their website, children under 16 get a free salt water car to take part in the mini race.
DATES Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam 2015
The Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam takes place in and around the Ahoy Multifunctional Center (South of Rotterdam) from Thursday 21 till Sunday 24 May 2015.
PARKING Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam
Ahoy Rotterdam by public transport
Rotterdam's multi-functional venue Ahoy Rotterdam is located in the South of Rotterdam, near the Zuidplein Mall. You can easily reach Ahoy Rotterdam by Metro or Bus, stop Zuidplein. From there it's a 5 minute walk. Plan your trip at www.9292.nl. It's free of charge. To travel by public transport in Rotterdam you must purchase a travel chip card first.
Parking at Ahoy Rotterdam
Follow directions to Ahoy on the Ring Motorway (A15 South - exit 19a Zuidplein/Ahoy). You can pay to park your car at the Ahoy parking lots P1 - P6. Payment in advance. Parking at Ahoy costs €12,50. If this parking lot is full, you can pay to park in the Zuidplein car park. From there it’s a 5 minute walk to Rotterdam Ahoy.
CONTACT Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam
Shell Eco-Marathon Rotterdam
Ahoy-weg 10, 3084 BA Rotterdam
Tel: +31 (0)10 - 293 33 00
Fax: +31 (0)10 - 293 33 99
BOOKING A HOTEL IN ROTTERDAM DURING THE ECO-MARATHON?
Rotterdam is as crowded as it can get during the energy lab. If you need a place to stay, be smart and book early! Have a look at our directory of hotels in Rotterdam with smart prices.
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