Departamento de Matemáticas, Universidad del País Vasco, 48080 Bilbao, Spain
*e-mail:* `juancarlos.peral@ehu.es`

Department of Mathematics, Statistics and Information Science, Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, 52100 Pula, Croatia
*e-mail:* `petra.tadic@unipu.hr`

**Abstract.**
We exhibit several families of elliptic curves with torsion group isomorphic to *Z/6Z* and generic rank at least *3*.
Families of this kind have been constructed previously by several authors:
Lecacheux, Kihara, Eroshkin and Woo.
We mention the details of some of them and we add other examples developed more recently by Dujella and Peral, and MacLeod.
Then we apply an algorithm of Gusić and Tadić and we find the exact rank over * Q(t)* to be 3 and we also
determine free generators of the Mordell-Weil group for each family. By suitable specializations,
we obtain the known and new examples of curves over *Q* with torsion *Z/6Z* and rank *8*, which is the current record.

**2010 Mathematics Subject Classification.**
11G05.

**Key words and phrases.** Elliptic curves, torsion, rank.

DOI: 10.3336/gm.51.2.03

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