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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. Every year since 2015, we compete in Shell Eco-marathon Europe, a 16-km street-circuit race where the winner is the car that uses the least fuel or energy.

In 2017 we finished 13th of 41 competitors in the prototype battery-electric class, with a score of 354 km per kilowatt-hour of electricity – roughly equivalent to 10,500 miles per gallon for a diesel car. Then we went on to win the 2018 Technical Innovation Award.

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


Years Competing


Miles Per Gallon


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,

Without the support of our partners we would not have achieved so much