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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.

Travel information

We are pleased to offer a special discount on United Airlines. You may book online at www.united.com and enter the Offer Code ZU9W974763 in the Offer Code box when searching for your flights. 

If booking through a travel professional or United Meetings at 800-426-1122, please give them the following information:

Agreement Code: 974763

Z Code: ZU9W

Outside of the United Sates, please call your local United Airlines Reservation Office.

We have also secured a discount on Delta Airlines. Reservations and ticketing are available via www.delta.com. When booking online, select Book A Trip, click on Advanced Search and enter the meeting code (NMKUW) in the box provided on the Search Flights page.

Reservations may also be made by calling Delta Meeting reservations at 800-328-1111 Mon-Fri 7am-7pm CDT.

Ground transportation

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

Shipping information

Please see the PDF below for detailed shipping information. Freeman is once again the recommended shipping provider for teams participating in Shell Eco-marathon Americas. 

You are not required to use Freeman, but please note that we will not be able to assist teams with any shipping issues (i.e. vehicles getting stuck in customs) if they use their own shipping provider.

If you chose to use Freeman, they will assist you with all of the customs and brokerage paperwork and will have a representative onsite at the event to provide assistance as needed. As you will see in the document, you may contact Stephanie or David at Freeman in order to secure a quote and process your order.

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. 

Detailed fuel tank dimensions are outlined in this document.  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.