THE SHELL CONCEPT CAR
Shell has unveiled a concept city car which, if it were ever to go into production, could deliver material reductions in energy use in the road transport sector. The threeseater car is tangible proof of energy efficiency improvements that can be achieved by using cutting-edge technology available today through a process of “co-engineering” whereby the vehicle's body, engine design and lubricants are all created together. Independent testing and a rigorous life-cycle study show that Shell's Concept Car would deliver a 34% reduction in primary energy use over its entire life cycle when compared to a typical city car available in the UK. It would use around half the energy required to build and run than a typical small family car and 69% less than that of a typical sports utility vehicle available in the UK.