Green Team Twente competes within the Shell Eco-Marathon. This is an unique competition that challenges students around the world to design, build and drive the most energy-efficient car. With three annual events in Asia, America and Europe, student teams compete on efficiency: who can drive the furthest on the least amount of fuel?
The competition is split into two vehicle classes, the Prototype class and the Urban Concept class. Cars in the prototype class are all about the ultimate performance, meaning there are no design boundaries. Cars in the Urban Concept class also drive as efficient as possible, but are design-wise restricted to resemble current cars and are also assessed on their driving performance.
Among these two main classes, cars are divided by energy-categories. There are subclasses for cars propelled by an internal combustion engine fueled by gasoline, diesel or ethanol. As well as for cars driving battery-electric and driving hydrogen-electric. In the final race, the Drivers World Championship, all different subclasses race each other, in the ultimate car of the future race. Green Team Twente is a participant in the Urban Concept class, driving hydrogen-electric.