28 apr

The concept car of Shell shows fuel efficient city car

Together with a number of companies, Shell has developed a concept car that consumes considerably less fuel and therefore produces less CO2 emissions. The almost entirely recyclable car is built with fewer materials than a regular city car. The oil giant worked together with Formula 1 car designer Gordon Murray to build the city car. Murray previously developed a small electric city car named T.25, and used this design as a starting point for the Shell Concept Car. This model, known as Project M, still burns gasoline but according to Shell this is considerably more economical than regular city cars. According to Shell, much fuel savings can be achieved by aligning the design of the car, the engine and the necessary lubricants. There is also great attention to further reduce the air resistance. Where the original T25 still had a resistance coefficient of 0.3, the Shell Concept Car has decreased this to 0.29. This is among other things possible by using aerodynamic wheel covers and dense wheel arches on the back side.

Compact three- cylinder
Shell selects a three-cylinder engine with a capacity of 660 cl in the 550 kilogram car . Shell says that consumption of the three -seater comes out at 2.6 liters per 100 kilometers at a speed of 70 kilometers per hour. CO2 emissions measured by the relatively new New European Driving Cycle (NEDC) standard, according to Shell is lower than a regular city cars and hybrids. Another sustainability gain that Shell claims is the choice of the used materials. The concept car is built from recycled carbon fiber. Shell also says the car is almost completely recyclable.

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