DTU Dynamo

The ecocar DTU Dynamo is an Urban Concept car, designed and build by students at the Technical University of Denmark. The car has been purposely designed to compete in the annual Shell Eco-marathon, where teams from technical high schools and universities all over the world compete in different categories to drive the farthest on a single liter of fuel.

DTU Dynamo is competing in the Urban Concept class, a special category for small city cars. DTU Dynamo competed for the first time in 2005 where it managed to win its class during its debut. Since then, the car has managed to win its class 10 out of the 11 times the car has competed in the Shell Eco-marathon since its debut. In relation to its participation in the Shell Eco-marathon, the car has managed to set European records in fuel economy for cars with internal combustion engines, on numerous occasions.

Latest, the 11th generation of DTU Dynamo managed to set a new European record for internal combustion engines in 2015, by achieving a fuel consumption equivalent to 665km/l on normal gasoline – a record later to become a world record, as no other competitor running internal combustion engine managed to beat the ultra low fuel consumption set by DTU Dynamo, in any of the other Shell Eco-marathon divisions.        

In 2017, the 13th incarnation of the winning DTU car from 2005 will be introduced. DTU Dynamo 13.0 is constructed on the basis of a carbon fiber monocoque design, and will be powered by a 50 cc internal combustion engine, modified to run on the CO2-neutral fuel type bio-ethanol (2nd gen., E100).

Photo: Flemming Jørgensen
Dynamo 12.0 was officially presented Thursday 16th June, with His Royal Highness, Prince Joachim, as special guest of honour. Photo: Flemming Jørgensen.