Impressive debut performance by PEGGIE!

Following last week's news item, the Department of Engineering Science is proud to announce that PEGGIE finished in 12th position out of 21 entries in the battery electric vehicle competition class of the Shell Eco-Marathon in Rotterdam. The Eco-Marathon is an international competition that challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. In terms of vehicle efficiency PEGGIE achieved 366 km/kWh.

PEGGIE racingDr. Darren Kavanagh a postdoctoral researcher and member of the Department of Engineering Science Energy and Power Group, said: "Competing at a European level as a new entry into the competition this is an impressive result, especially given the fact that we had such a small team, and some of our competitors had very large budgets. Our car and team were very popular, we garnered a lot of interest and media attention throughout the event - people were very curious to learn more about our team and the elegant little blue and white striped car known as "PEGGIE!"  All in all, it presents us with a lot of scope and opportunity to build on for continued success".

PEGGIE was developed by a team of engineers from the Energy and Power Group in the Department of Engineering Science and the Oxford Martin School’s Institute for Carbon and Energy Reduction in Transport.