WHO ARE WE?
DNV GL Fuel Fighter is a team composed of over 30 students from different nationalities and educational backgrounds who are enrolled in the Engineering Design Project course at NTNU. The students receive credit points towards their degree for developing and building an ultra-efficient UrbanConcept car that will compete in the UrbanConcept class at the Shell Eco-marathon competition.
We have been competing for over ten years and during those years we have had successes both on-track and off-track, using hydrogen or lithium batteries as our fuel source. We have also competed in the Prototype class. We retired our last prototype car two years ago and currently have no plans for competing with a prototype, but who can say what the future holds?
Ultimately, DNV GL Fuel Fighter does not just want to win the Shell Eco-marathon. We want to be part of the process that creates, develops and solves real-world problems and adds sustainable value for the future. Which is why we are so grateful for having DNV GL as our sponsor during all these years, enabling us to reach our goals!
THE SHELL ECO-MARATHON
The Shell Eco-marathon is a competition for students across the globe to develop and create the most fuel efficient car, using knowledge, sustainability and exploration of technical solutions.
DNV GL Fuel Fighter competes in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe division where student teams across Europe meet up for a week in London to race. Last year, the main challenge was to use the least amount of fuel over a distance of 10 miles while keeping an average speed of 23 km/h. In addition to the race, we have also been traditionally competing in the off-track awards such as the Vehicle Design Award and the Communication Award.
We compete because we aim to develop and build an ultra-efficient UrbanConcept car that excels in Shell Eco-marathon. We envision a society that is sustainable, mirroring DNV GL and NTNU’s visions of having a safe and sustainable future on a global scale. DNV GL Fuel fighter has been participating in the Shell Eco-marathon for over 10 years and will continue to do so.