29th December, 2016

2016 Day 1: All Roads Lead to London

Planes, trains and automobiles. And boats and buses and helicopters. Monday saw the arrival of the Geec at Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) Europe 2016. The move of this year’s event from Rotterdam to London was heralded by the members of the Galway energy-efficient car (Geec) team as a levelling of the playing field in our favour […]

10th December, 2016

Aerodynamic evolution of the Geec

According to the PAC-Car book, aerodynamic forces account for about a third of the forces that push back against the motion of a highly efficient car. In other words, air is not the most important thing sucking energy from the car, but it is important. Geec designs have evolved radically in an effort to reduce […]

26th December, 2016

Partners: RMS Ltd.

The Geec is pleased to present its partner: RMS Ltd Road Maintenance Services Ltd. is a major innovator for Irish roads. The company has been preserving roads for local authorities since 1980. It is one of the longest established companies of its kind with bases in Galway, Cork, Sligo and Kildare. RMS Ltd is a […]

25th December, 2016

Partners: Blackstone LaunchPad

The Geec is pleased to present its partner, Blackstone LaunchPad. Blackstone LaunchPad is a campus-based entrepreneurship programme at NUI Galway. The initiative is accessible by over half a million students globally, and NUI Galway was the first university outside the US to host it. Blackstone Launchpad is designed to support and mentor students, staff and alumni […]