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Competition Overview

Download the Shell Eco-marathon Americas Overview if you are interested in learning more about the competition and how to get involved in the future.

Rules

Shell Eco-marathon Americas runs under two sets of rules: Global Rules, Chapter I and the Americas Rules, Chapter II. The local set of rules includes details about schedule of events; paddock; lodging; travel stipends and shipping.

Remember to read the rules carefully before applying to the competition.

The updated Shell Eco-marathon 2015 Official Rules – Chapter I will be available on July 1, 2015.  In the meantime, you can reference the 2015 documents below.

Travel information

We will post discounted airline information as soon as it becomes available.

Ground transportation

We recommend the following options for transportation to/from the airport:

Shipping information

We will post the 2016 shipping information as soon as it becomes available. Freeman will once again be the recommended shipping provider for teams participating in Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

The track in Detroit

Track

The track in Detroit will be located on the street near the Cobo Convention Center (length: 0.9 miles).

About the fuel tanks

Teams are required to purchase and use the Shell Eco-marathon fuel tanks for all events. Prior years’ fuel tanks are perfectly acceptable. Below are the available options:

Prototype

UrbanConcept

  • 350ml = $175 USD

Additional fuel tank caps are also available for $10. 

We have also developed this short illustrative guide to help you prevent leaks in the tap of your fuel tank.

To order fuel tanks, please contact your Relationship Manager or send an email to ecomarathonamericas@shell.com. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover Card are accepted. You will need to provide the following information: Desired quantity, credit card number, expiration date, security Code, shipping address and billing zip code.

About the tires

Michelin Tires

Teams are not required to use Michelin tires and are free to use tires of their choosing.  Please ensure that the tires properly fit the wheel.  Below are the available options:

Michelin 44-406 Prototype tires (view photo) = $79 USD

Michelin UrbanConcept tires (view photo) = $235 USD

Michelin Radial 45-75 R16 tires (view photo) = $235 USD

Due to limited supply, we are only able to provide a reasonable number of tires to registered Shell Eco-marathon Americas participants.

To order tires, please contact your Relationship Manager or send an email to ecomarathonamericas@shell.com. VISA, MasterCard, AMEX and Discover Card are accepted. You will need to provide the following information: Desired quantity, credit card number, expiration date, security Code, shipping address and billing zip code.

About flowmeters and joulemeters

Flowmeters and Joulemeters

Flowmeters and Joulemeters will be provided at track.  Please see the following links for details.  Contact us directly if you are interested in purchasing a flowmeter.