The ten engineering students were the first ever Irish team to enter Shell’s world renowned Eco-marathon race which was held in Rotterdam this summer.
Having successfully passing its safety and mechanical checks, the Geec was pitched against fifty other teams in the prototype electric category race around the 1.6 km long track. Success was measured on which car could drive the furthest on the equivalent of 1 kilowatt-hour of electricity or 1 litre of fuel.
Racing took place over two days with the Geec recording 287km/kWh. This impressive achievement means that the car could drive from Dublin to Galway using a mere 13 cents worth of electricity.