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TERA TU Graz is an interdisciplinary student team with the mission of developing energy-efficient vehicle technologies. Maximum efficiency is our holy grail and testing innovations is what we spend most of our time doing.

Founded in 2009, the focus of TERA TU Graz lies on the development of lightweight design and electric drives, operating under the motto: we build the world’s most energy-efficient vehicle. Up to now, four generations of the Fennek have already been developed and compared to competitors from all over Europe at the Shell Eco Marathon. In 2011 and 2014, TERA TU Graz was crowned world champion.

The world is changing fast, and probably even more so today. The smartphone has changed our lives radically, the electric vehicle is on the rise and our energy production is becoming greener. Indeed, the times in which we are living are tremendously thrilling. With our slogan: We build the future, we from TERA TU Graz wish to shape the future actively. Besides building energy-efficient vehicles and participating in Shell Eco-Marathon, our aim is to train our members in the best possible way.


  • Name: TERA TU Graz, Association for Efficient Vehicle Technologies  
  • Tasks: Development of efficient vehicle technologies
  • Address:
    Inffeldgasse 25d
    8010 Graz  
  • Contact:
  • Target group: interested students of all fields

Services for Students

  • A learning platform for students
  • Application of learned material from the concept to testing
  • Good contacts to industrial partners
  • Take part in the Shell Eco Marathon, the world's biggest energy-efficiency competition
  • Take part in shows and events such as the Messe Graz
  • Opportunities for bachelor's and master's thesis

Jointly thinking about tomorrow and putting the most energy-efficient cars possible on the road - the vision of TERA TU Graz.

TERA – Building electric cars


  • 2019: 9th place at the Shell Eco-Marathon in Weybridge, England
  • 2019: Energy Globe Styria Award 2019 in the category Research (Forschung), awarded by Land Steiermark and Energie Steiermark AG
  • World Champion at the Shell Eco Marathon 2011 and 2014


All students who are enthusiastic about the projects of TERA TU Graz are very welcome!  
Find out more about recruiting events and other activities of TERA TU Graz on facebook. Or come to visit us at one of the large events in Graz such as