Engineering students at Bondholder University of Derby will be taking part in the Shell Eco-Marathon Europe competition, to be held in London.
The students will be challenged to design and build ultra-energy efficient cars, then drive them on a purpose built track. Their creations will be tested to see which can travel the furthest on the least amount of energy.
The University have entered two teams into the competition. A total of 230 teams from across Europe will be taking part.
Dr Dani Harmanto CEng MIED, Programme Leader, said: “This has been a fantastic opportunity and experience for our mechanical engineering students to be part of an international competition."