Showcased as a concept, Shell Project M city car will not only use a fraction of the energy as compared to a city car but it will even see 50 percent less energy consumption where production is concerned.
Based on Gordon Murray’s 2010 T.25 city car, the new Shell Project M car was designed along with Murray with body, engine and lubricants all designed together to offer better working. However, the design reminds of Tata Nano and Bajaj Qute.
Choice of material used in construction and size of the car were also taken into consideration while Shell has especially designed the motor oil used in the Project M concept car that goes a long way in reducing friction while also at the same time enhancing efficiency. This specially designed lubricant also enhances fuel efficiency on Project M by 5 percent.
Shell Project M concept city car is powered by a 3 cylinder, 660 cc petrol engine producing 43 bhp power and 64 Nm torque. Acceleration from 0 to 100 kmph is achieved in 15.8 seconds while top speed stands at 156 kmph. The use of Shell special lubricant sees fuel efficiency at 2.64 liters per 100 kms while travelling at a speed of 70 kmph.
Shell confirms that the use of special 3D printing, light weight F1 technology and adherence to the most stringent of safety standards will be seen on this car which can be assembled at one third the cost of a regular car while most parts can be recycled once the car has served its purpose.