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    NUI Galway is Leading The Future!

    Ireland's Sole Competitor in Shell Eco-marathon

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    Mechanical, Energy Systems & Electrical Engineering

    Collaboration between a team of NUI Galway engineering undergraduates, lecturers and technical staff, with the support of our Partners.

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    We placed 13th in 2017!

    The Geec 3.0 scored an Irish record of 354 km/kWh during the Shell Eco-marathon on the London track.

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    We've come a long way

    The Geec 1.0 was our debut feature in the energy efficiency competition that took place in 2016. We're now on our 4th generation of the car and are constantly improving!

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    Progress Year After Year

    We’re building one of the world’s most energy-efficient cars.

Meet the Geec The Galway energy-efficient car

The Galway energy-efficient car (the Geec) is an eco-car designed and built by NUI Galway engineering students. Since 2015, we have competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Europe, a 16km street-circuit race with the goal of using the least amount of fuel or energy in the most efficient manner.

In London, during the 2017 competition, the Geec 3.0 finished in 13th place of 41 competitors in the prototype battery-electric class with a score of 354 km/kWh – roughly equivalent to 10,500 miles per gallon for an equivalent diesel car.

The Geec is the first and only Irish team in the world’s top ultra-efficiency competition, and the most energy-efficient car ever built in Ireland.


Team Members


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Place, 2017

The Team

Each version of the Geec is designed, developed, built and race tested by a team of Mechanical, Energy Systems and Electrical & Electronic Engineering students of all years.

If you are interested in joinining the team or if you’d like to view this year's team, click here to learn more.

The Car

The car’s structure is composed of a carbon-fibre composite aerodynamic body over an aluminium chassis. Power is provided from a lithium polymer battery to a 200-Watt DC motor, driving the rear wheel through a gear pair and a chain drive.

You can find out more about the Geec in our gallery, blog and media coverage. If you’d like to join us as a partner for 2018 and beyond, we’d love to hear from you via email to info@theGeec.ie.

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