Welcome To Team Schluckspecht

On this website you will find information about the project Schluckspecht.

The Team Schluckspecht of the University of Applied Siences Offenburg participates since 1998 in the Shell Eco-marathon (SEM). The most energy-efficient vehicle wins this challenge.

Shell Eco-Marathon 2012

Competition Runs of the Prototype Cars finished for today, Schluckspecht 3 on 3rd position reaching 553 km/kWh. Check the news section for more indormation

click here for the official results

In 2008, the Team Schluckspecht exceeded the 3000 km mark:

3198 km with one lite of gasoline
(SEM 2008 - Circuit Paul Armagnac in Nogaro, France)

With this excellent result, the team won the 1st place in the fuel cell category, and the 2nd place in the overall standings.


The newest challenge is, to design and build a car, which is able to beat an actual world record! The new, battery-powered "Schluckspecht E" shall go for a distance of over 1200km without recharging the batteries. The attempt will take place in South Africa, during the 2010 South African Solar Challenge.

A student project of the University of Offenburg

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