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2014 highlights

Laval retains the mileage crown

Université Laval once again took Shell Eco-marathon Americas top mileage honours in gasoline Prototype while Mater Dei High School retained its UrbanConcept crown.

They’re running for the records now

About 70 teams made it onto the track for their first recorded efficiency runs at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 and, for many, it will be a night of tweaking and rebuilding.

Cars take to the streets for practice

More than a thousand students heard words of praise and welcome then hustled back to their cars to start rolling out for the first practice runs on the downtown city track at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014.

Excitement runs high in Houston

Student teams prepare for the this weekend’s efficiency runs

Old hands and rookies in Houston efficiency challenge

Veteran mileage efficiency teams and first time competitors gather to Houston for Shell Eco-marathon weekend.

All roads lead to Houston

Teams from Brazil, Canada and the USA have each taken a unique approach in preparing for Houston 2014.

Motor City welcomes energy-efficient generation

Detroit teams celebrate news that Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 will be hosted in the historic heart of the US motor industry.

2013 highlights

Day 03

Day 3 Wrap Up: Université Laval Reclaims Highest MPG

Lots of activity on and off the track during final day three of Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 as Université Laval achieves highest mileage per gallon ever in Americas event.

Veteran Teams Help Newbies Get on Track

Veteran teams share their experience and equipment helping rookies work through problems.

Shell Energy Lab: A Practical Experience

The Shell Energy Lab showcases how innovation is helping to solve the world’s energy challenges.

Day 02

Day 2 Wrap Up: Start Your Fuel-Efficient Engines!

Highlights from day two of Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013

Laval University Aims to Reclaim MPG Crown

University looks to reclaim its place atop the leaderboard after suffering setbacks during last year’s Shell Eco-marathon Americas event.

New All-Girls Team Out to Make Its Mark in Houston

Doves Under the Hood find common bond with The ShopGirls as second all-girls team at Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

“Back to the Shell Eco-marathon”

St. Paul’s School (Covington, Louisiana) again brings unique vehicles to Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

Kimberly High School Pays it Forward to Help Swarthmore College

The smallest team in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 made it to Houston – with one team member.

Day 01

Competitors Pull Together

Beating long odds, the team from Universidad del Valle de Guatemala is set to make its Eco-marathon debut thanks to timely help from some fellow competitors.

Teams Inch Toward the Starting Line With Tech Inspections

The paddock in the George R. Brown convention center is bustling with activity today as teams work tirelessly on their vehicles, getting ready for the first day of competition runs tomorrow at Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

Record number of vehicles registered for Shell Eco-marathon Americas

Shell Eco-marathon Americas kicks off with a record number of vehicles registered and teams prepare to pass technical inspections.

Getting ready

The long and the short of Shell Eco-Marathon

A senior engineering student and a junior chemistry and English literature major at tiny Swarthmore College outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, have teamed up to achieve extreme energy efficiency.

Overcoming obstacles on the road to Houston

The team at East Los Angeles College, located in Monterey Park, Calif., is working fast and furiously to finish their vehicle to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013.

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