171 Kilometers with 1 Liter of Fuel
Jun 02, 2015


İTÜ Facilis Automobile Team attended the “Shell Eco Marathon” organized in the Netherlands and represented our university successfully. Our students took Turkey’s 1st place in the category they competed in with their vehicle that makes 171 km with 1 liter of petrol.


Our students attended the marathon in the petrol prototype category of the race organized in Rotterdam in which 226 teams attended. 60 teams competed in the same category of which 6 were from Turkish universities.


In the final with its design

Our students, inspired by the macaw bird while designing the vehicle, made it to the final in the design award of the competition. İTÜ Facilis Team Captain, Mechanical Engineering Department student Samet Akşit expressed that they passed through a difficult period and they labored hard and said:

“We had an exhaustive week as a team. We had 4 turns to complete the race; in the first three turns our vehicle had breakdowns and we fixed them. In our final turn, we finished the race and were delighted as a team. For us everything is going very well. Our work is being shared in numerous newspapers and in the social media; we have the honor of representing our school. You can follow our up-to-date posts about our team on our social media pages under the account name itufacilis. We would like to thank the İTÜ family for their support and ask them to follow us. We will represent our university in the upcoming years as well and we work believing that we will achieve higher degrees.”