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What is the history?
The competition dates back to 1939 when Shell Oil Company employees in the USA made a friendly wager over who could travel furthest on the same amount of fuel. Since then it has expanded to two more continents, includes energy types ranging from biofuel to electricity, and sparks passionate debate around the future of energy and mobility.
Watch a video with a brief history of the Shell Eco-marathon - from it's origins in 1939 as a friendly wager between two Shell research scientists, through to it's present day incarnation as a global event.