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Register Now for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014
The eighth annual Shell Eco-marathon Americas is now open for registration to high school and university students from across North and South America. This global event sparks innovation as students choose from a variety of fuel sources and develop game-changing solutions to see who can go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy.
The Americas challenge will again take to the streets of downtown Houston from April 25-27, 2014. Teams can compete in one or both of the Prototype and UrbanConcept categories at Shell Eco-marathon. The Prototype division offers more futuristic design options, while the UrbanConcept class focuses on more roadworthy, fuel-efficient vehicles.
“What students accomplish each year at Shell Eco-marathon Americas is truly inspiring,” said Norman Koch, Shell Eco-marathon Technology Manager and Student Liaison. “We look forward to another year of competition and continuing to challenge engineers and leaders of the future to work together and find creative ways of achieving extreme energy efficiency in transportation.”
Official rules are now available to help guide participants through technical and safety requirements. Due to the overwhelming popularity of the event, the number of teams for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 will be capped at 125 onsite, and selection criteria is available in the event participation exceeds the maximum number of teams permitted.
Interested teams are invited to register for a chance to stake their claim in next year’s challenge.