Peggie wins Innovation Award

21 May 2013

Peggie, Oxford’s battery electric vehicle, took part in the recent Shell Eco-marathon Europe at The Ahoy Centre in Rotterdam, The Netherlands on Sunday, May 19, 2013. Built by engineers from the Oxford Martin School’s Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport and the University of Oxford’s Energy and Power Group (EPG), Peggie battled around 200 teams from across Europe, with the winner being the vehicle to go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy.

Peggie came seventh in her category, and also won the off-track award for Technical Innovation, as "the team applied well-known architecture from electronics to a mechanical system, thereby showing good lateral thinking that resulted in low vehicle weight and better fuel economy". Congratulations!

*Photo Credit Patrick Post/AP Images for Shell