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!
- Video: Watch Peggie’s 2012 progress from workshop to racetrack
- Impact: Leading the way with battery technology
- News story: Meet Peggie
- Photo album: Photos of Peggie getting ready for the race
- See all of the results from the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon
- If you are interested in contacting the team for collaboration or sponsorship, please e-mail Robert Camilleri (Team Manager) at: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Photo Credit Patrick Post/AP Images for Shell