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  • 24 Aug 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Celebrates 10th Edition of Energy Efficiency Challenge

    Houston – Shell Eco-marathon Americas will return to the Motor City for its tenth edition April 22-24, 2016. Registration is now open for high school and university students from across the Americas to showcase their passion for technological innovation and energy efficiency on the streets of downtown Detroit. The challenge: design and build a vehicle that goes the farthest on the least amount of energy. Student teams are aiming to beat the current Americas record of 3,587 miles per gallon equivalent.

  • 12 Apr 2015 University Of Toronto Dethrones Perennial Champ Laval At Shell Eco-marathon In Detroit

    Detroit, MI (April 13, 2015) – In this global auto capital that sparked automotive innovation a century ago, two Canadian universities battled for the second year in a row Sunday to see which would win the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Americas ultra-energy-efficient student mileage challenge. In a reversal from a year ago, a University of Toronto team came from behind in the last efficiency run to edge Quebec’s Université Laval team, a perennial favorite that had won two years in a row and in five-of-the-last six years.

  • 25 Mar 2015 Experience innovation like never before for free at Shell Eco-marathon Americas

    Detroit, MI (March 25, 2015) – An exciting discovery awaits the whole family at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas in downtown Detroit on Friday, April 10th, through Sunday, April 12th, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily. This free event includes an ultimate energy efficiency challenge on the streets of Detroit, plus more than half-a-million square feet of hands-on discoveries, live performances and fun for the whole family inside Cobo Center.

  • 17 Feb 2015 Students Gear Up for 2015 Shell Mileage Challenge in Detroit

    Houston, TX – In just under two months, more than 1,000 high school and university students from across the Americas – Brazil, Canada, Guatemala, Mexico and the United States – will hit Detroit’s downtown streets with a fleet of custom built, ultra-energy efficient cars, all competing in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015.

  • 08 Jan 2015 Next generation of scientists and engineers engage automakers

    Houston, TX (January 8, 2015) – In less than 100 days, more than a thousand students will hit the streets of downtown Detroit with their ultra-energy efficient cars for Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Nearly 30 students representing 15 teams from across the Americas – Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States – took time out from building their cars to get behind-the-scenes innovation lab experiences at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA US LLC) and Ford Motor Company, including a tour of the Ford Rouge Factory.

  • 20 Nov 2014 Work accelerates in Shell mileage challenge move to Motor City

    Preparations are ramping up already for next spring's inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Americas in the Motor City. Efforts include fixing up downtown streets ahead of winter, and thousands of students on two continents planning, building and testing the extreme efficiency cars they'll bring to the mileage competition. In all, more than 120 high school and university teams from across the Americas are expected on those newly paved Detroit streets April 9-12, 2015.

  • 31 Oct 2014 Student teams from across the Americas make plans to compete in ultra-efficiency challenge in the Motor City

    Future scientists and engineers prepare to usher in next generation of mobility at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 from April 9-12 in Detroit, MI, USA.

  • 31 Oct 2014 Scuderia Ferrari drivers take student-built eco-cars to the track

    Ahead of the 2014 FORMULA 1 UNITED STATES GRAND PRIX, Scuderia Ferrari drivers Fernando Alonso and Kimi Räikkönen took to a different kind of track to learn how to drive student-built concept vehicles, including one that gets 488 miles per gallon.

  • 28 Apr 2014 Université Laval reclaims top spot after tight race with rival University of Toronto

    HOUSTON – After a nail-biting weekend of Université Laval and University of Toronto vying for the best mileage in the last Shell Eco-marathon Americas to take place in Houston, Université Laval’s Alérion Supermileage team ultimately took top honors with an impressive achievement of 2,824 miles per gallon (mpg). With that kind of mileage, the Alérion Supermileage vehicle could travel from Houston all the way to Detroit – host city for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2015 – on less than a half gallon of fuel.

  • 16 Apr 2014 Students Aim To Beat 3,587 Miles Per Gallon

    High school and university students from across the Americas race to perfect super-mileage vehicles in time for fuel efficiency competition in Houston.

  • 03 Apr 2014 Detroit selected for Shell Eco-marathon Americas mileage event in 2015

    Houston – Today, Shell Oil Company (“Shell”), in conjunction with Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan, announced the selection of the iconic “Motor City” as host for the annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas challenge beginning in 2015. Shell Eco-marathon is one of the premier design challenges for high school and university students who want to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency. The final Houston event will take place April 25th-27th, 2014 on the streets around Discovery Green Park.

  • 01 Apr 2012 Ashwaubenon High School Modifies Vehicle to Meet Weight Limit

    Upon arrival at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012, first-time competitors from Ashwaubenon High School in Green Bay, Wis., headed straight for technical inspection with their Prototype vehicle, XK8.

  • 01 Apr 2012 The Alaska Fairbanks University team talk aerodynamics and hardware

    Nine team members brought eight cars as cabin baggage all the way from University of Alaska Fairbanks for this year’s ShellEco-marathon Americas in Houston.

  • 01 Apr 2012 Day three Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 Round Up

    At the end of the first day of competition at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012, drivers and teams talk about performance

  • 01 Apr 2012 UrbanConcept vs. Prototype

    There are two types of classes: UrbanConcept and Prototype.

  • 01 Apr 2012 Saturday Wrap Up - Ups and Downs

    Mater Dei Takes the Lead While Defending Champions from Laval work out Technical Difficulties

  • 01 Apr 2012 Cedarville's 'Urbie' debuts at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012

    The team from Cedarville University in Ohio is bringing a third vehicle to the track at Shell Eco-marathon Americas this year.

  • 01 Apr 2012 Students Travel to Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 in Style

    Students from the Washington Team traveled to Shell Eco-marathon Americas in a unique way – a 1970s GMC lime-green RV belonging to the team advisor.

  • 01 Apr 2012 Bamboo Makes Two Cars Stand Out

    This year at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 there has been a lot of conversation around the "bamboo cars."

  • 01 Apr 2012 Brazil Students Visit Shell Eco-marathon Americas for the First Time

    With teams from Canada to Brazil, this year’s event is truly a competition for the Americas

  • 01 Apr 2012 Day three Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 first runs

    Schurr ROP and St Paul provide their thoughts after their first runs.

  • 01 Apr 2012 Checking any bags? UAF Avoids Shipping Costs

    From Anchorage to Minneapolis and Minneapolis to Houston, 12 hours to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012.

  • 31 Mar 2012 Day three unique vehicles at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012

    Some amazing vehicles competing at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012, including the first entry ever to be built form bamboo by Westside High School.

  • 31 Mar 2012 Solar Powered Car in a Nick of Time

    Rice University only got their solar panels 2 weeks ago so they were anxious to get testing as soon as possible.

  • 31 Mar 2012 Penn State vehicle loses weight to gain efficiency

    One of Penn State’s vehicles competing in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 will roll to the start line this year with the same body as last year, but weighing about 140 pounds (64 kg) less.

  • 31 Mar 2012 More than a paper clip and some chewing gum

    The team hopes that their “MacGyver” inspired vehicle will be a contender for the 2012 Design Award.

  • 31 Mar 2012 The Sun Comes Out on Friday

    Rain gave the teams pause Thursday night, but spirits rose with the sun on Friday, day two of the 2012 Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

  • 30 Mar 2012 Day Two: Practice runs

    Two class of vehicles are running, prototypes and urban concept cars which must be road legal.

  • 30 Mar 2012 James B. Dudley High School - New Team, Old Parts

    Returning competitor James B. Dudley High School arrived at Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 with something new since last year – its team members.

  • 30 Mar 2012 Louisiana Tech Branches Out

    New models, new fuels, new hopes of victory.

  • 30 Mar 2012 2012 Energy Summit - Event Recap

    To engage in meaningful dialogue about the future of energy, Shell and The New York Times presented the 2012 Energy Summit alongside Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012 on March 29 and 30.

  • 29 Mar 2012 Day one Arrivals at Shell Eco-marathon 2012

    Students from Sullivan, Granite Falls, Mater Dei, Laval University talk about the Shell Eco-marathon challenge and look forward to the days to come.

  • 29 Mar 2012 Day one technical inspection

    Tests are carried out on everything from seat belts to visibility.

  • 29 Mar 2012 Day one at Shell Eco-marathon 2012

    Teams arrive at the 2012 Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Houston, Texas.

  • 29 Mar 2012 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Kicks Off

    Challenging the 2,564 Mpg Record, High School, University Squads Race To Finish Their Super-Mileage Vehicles.

  • 21 Mar 2012 Team Panteras Preps for SEMA 2012

    Watch team Panteras from the Univ. Panamericana in Mexico build their prototype battery electric vehicle in preparation for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2012

  • 12 Mar 2012 A Look Back at 2011 Day Two

    Shell Eco-marathon in the urban environment of Downtown Houston, TX. Watch videos from day two of last year's event.

  • 29 Feb 2012 Students Target Miles Per Gallon Record

    Challenging the 2,564 Mpg Record, High School, University Squads Race To Finish Their Super-Mileage Vehicles

  • 28 Feb 2012 2012 Shell Eco-marathon Americas Team Roster

    The Shell Eco-marathon® Americas 2012 roster includes 131 vehicles from 112 teams.

  • 23 Feb 2012 A Look Back at 2011 Day One

    Shell Eco-marathon in the urban environment of Downtown Houston, TX. Watch videos from day one of last year's event.

  • 13 Feb 2012 Shell Canada's Fuelathon Program

    It’s not exactly a Ferrari, but this Canadian Supermileage vehicle is equally a tribute to Shell’s long-standing support of research, innovation and fuel efficiency.