On-track, teams battle it out in the mileage challenge, competing within vehicle categories and energy classes to see which vehicle can travel the furthest on the least amount of energy. Off-track, teams can win prizes for their achievements in the fields of vehicle design, safety, communications, technical innovation and perseverance. View this year’s and past years’ results and awards below.

2019 Results and Awards

2019 On-Track Results

The #20 Huskie Rocket, Prototype, Gasoline, team NIU Supermileage from Illinois, DeKalb United States, the Internal Combustion Prototype winner during the awards ceremony on the final day of Make The Future Live California 2019, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. (Joe Buglewicz/AP Images for Shell)
The #20 Huskie Rocket, Prototype, Gasoline, team NIU Supermileage from Illinois, DeKalb United States, the Internal Combustion Prototype winner during the awards ceremony on the final day of Make The Future Live California 2019, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. (Joe Buglewicz/AP Images for Shell)

Prototype - Internal Combustion Award

  1. NIU Supermileage, United States Northern Illinois University, Gasoline, 1524.9 mpg(US)
  2. UBC Supermileage Team (Prototype), Canada, University of British Columbia, Gasoline, 1371.6 mpg(US)
  3. Drop Team, Brazil, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia, Gasoline, 1277.6 mpg(US)

Prototype - Battery Electric Award

  1. Eco Illini Supermileage, United States, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 152.0 m/kWh
  2. Milhagem UFMG Elétrico, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 141.0 m/kWh
  3. Resistance Racing, United States, Cornell University, 139.9 m/kWh

Prototype - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Award

  1. Ualberta EcoCar Prototype Team, Canada, University of Alberta, 159.8 m/m3
  2. Wheat Ridge STEM Gold, United States, Wheat Ridge High School, 130.0 m/m3
  3. Warren Tech Central, United States, Warren Tech Central, 116.6 m/m3

UrbanConcept - Internal Combustion Award

  1. Wawasee Gold, United States, Wawasee High School, Diesel, 680.7 mpg(US)
  2. Mater Dei Supermileage, United States, Mater Dei High School, Gasoline, 586.5 mpg(US)
  3. Knights 3, United States, Alden-Conger High School, Diesel, 466.9 mpg(US)

UrbanConcept - Battery Electric Award

  1. Mater Dei Supermileage 2, United States, Mater Dei High School, 68.2 m/kWh
  2. Wawasee White, United States, Wawasee High School, 64.2 m/kWh
  3. Mazerunner 2, United States, Braham High School School, 36.2 m/kWh

Download the results of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019 award winning teams below:

Americas 2019: Prototype Awards
Americas 2019: UrbanConcept Awards

Download the full list of the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2019 results below:

Prototype
Americas 2019: Prototype, Internal Combustion Engine - Full Results
Americas 2019: Prototype, Battery-Electric - Full Results
Americas 2019: Prototype, Hydrogen - Full Results

UrbanConcept
Americas 2019: UrbanConcept, Internal Combustion Engine - Full Results
Americas 2019: UrbanConcept, Battery-Electric - Full Results

2019 Off-track Winners

The #521 Green Hornet, UrbanConcept, Gasoline, team EEV at Sac State from CA, Sacramento United States, Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award winner during the awards ceremony on the final day of Make The Future Live California 2019, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. (Joe Buglewicz/AP Images for Shell)
The #521 Green Hornet, UrbanConcept, Gasoline, team EEV at Sac State from CA, Sacramento United States, Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award winner during the awards ceremony on the final day of Make The Future Live California 2019, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. (Joe Buglewicz/AP Images for Shell)

Technical Innovation Award sponsored by Southwest Research Institute

BYU SMV, Brigham Young University implemented a system to quickly optimize the air-fuel ratio over a short engine burn time. The optimization is meant to achieve a better fuel economy and reduce harmful emissions. 

Most Innovative Hydrogen Newcomer Award sponsored by Linde

Ualberta EcoCar Prototype Team, University of Alberta were awarded this off-track award for the customized controller built for their hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicle.

Communications Award

 LA Tech EcoCar, Louisiana Tech University submitted an integrated communication plan with clear objectives, audience and content strategy, multi-channel tactics and measurable analytics. 

Vehicle Design Award for Prototype

Pato a Jato, Universidade Tecnológica Federal do Paraná used an eco-friendly plant-based resin and biodegradable material made with a 3D printer. The car is painted yellow, which was chosen as it reflects light better than darks colors, which decreases the internal temperature. 

Vehicle Design Award for UrbanConcept

LA Tech EcoCar, Louisiana Tech University pushed the envelope in design. They paid attention to detail including mounted LED lights inside the body of the car for a more sleek and aerodynamic look. 

Safety Award

Texas A&M had a high-quality submission and went into great detail on how they knew their car and driver were safe. Ultimately, they chose driver safety over and above doing well on the track and chose not to take an additional risk to complete a last attempt. 

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award

EEV at Sac State, California State University, Sacramento. This team is organized, funded and managed entirely by students with minimal support from the school. The team includes students from diverse engineering disciplines with a clear delineation of roles and a remarkable ethic of cooperation. 

DWC Americas 2019

The #503 Diesel Weasel, UrbanConcept, Diesel, team Wawasee Gold from Indiana, Syracuse United States crosses the finish line in first place during Drivers' World Championship on the final day of Make The Future Live California 2019, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. (Scot Tucker/AP Images for Shell)
The #503 Diesel Weasel, UrbanConcept, Diesel, team Wawasee Gold from Indiana, Syracuse United States crosses the finish line in first place during Drivers' World Championship on the final day of Make The Future Live California 2019, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway, Saturday, April 6, 2019 in Sonoma, Calif. (Scot Tucker/AP Images for Shell)

See the teams who have qualified to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship in London:

  • Wawasee High School, United States
  • Mater Dei High School, United States
  • Alden-Conger High School, United States

The winning schools have earned themselves a place in the Drivers’ World Championship to be held at the Make the Future Live event in London, UK, from July 1-5, 2019. They will have to face-off teams from Asia and Europe to be crowned world champions and earn a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the home of Scuderia Ferrari in Italy.

The Shell Eco-marathon Drivers' World Championship brings together the world's best UrbanConcept teams competing in an exciting race to see who the world's fastest energy-efficient driver is.

Learn more about the Drivers' World Chamionship

Past Results and Awards

2018 Off-track Winners

Communications

Winner:
Supermileage Ottawa 
University of Ottawa, Canada

This award is not just about winning on the track; it's also the ability to create a story from the win that is so compelling that people want to read it. It's the ability to create a campaign that makes other people outside of the event want to become involved. This year’s grand winner demonstrated communications creativity and proactive community outreach. They brought the story to young people using popsicle sticks and balloons in a hands-on activity inspiring hundreds of children and helping many people better understand the real mission behind the Shell Eco-Marathon. They did a great job promoting diversity and teamwork while using social media and events to bring their story to life in a meaningful way.
 
The Communications award also includes a 2nd and 3rd place prize.
Coming in 2nd place: Mitzli, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.
Coming in 3rd place: Taq Balam, Universidad dell Valle de Guatemala.

 

Technical Innovation

Winner:
Duke Electric Vehicles H2
Duke University, United States

The Technical Innovation award goes to the team which demonstrates outstanding technical ingenuity along with optimal use of new materials, components and inventions. The winner this year demonstrated exceptional design and deployment of technologies for optimized cost and performance, featuring innovative use of supercapacitors in a fuel cell powered prototype vehicle. The technology was deployed in a very thoughtful way, with consideration for environmental impact and marketability.

 

Vehicle Design (UrbanConcept)

Winner:
Louisiana Tech Eco-Car
Louisiana Tech University, United States

The Vehicle Design Urban Concept award recognizes innovative design, research and original execution in terms of ergonomics, aesthetics, choice of materials, technical feasibility and eco-friendliness in the Urban Concept class. The winner this year did a wonderful job with their vehicle.  This team spent a considerable amount of time developing 3D and CFD (Computational Fluid Dynamic) Modeling of their vehicle to understand the design and aerodynamic implications of their design.  We were impressed with the technical design capabilities of the team which included not only modeling the car, but designing their custom variable-stroke diesel engine to maximize the fuel economy of every stroke.  The team took great pride in the vehicle's form, fit, function & finish resulting in a clean design that demonstrates detailed workmanship yielding impressive results.

 

Vehicle Design (Prototype)

Winner:
San Antonio College Motorsport
San Antonio College, United States

The Vehicle Design Prototype award also recognizes innovative design, research and original execution in terms of ergonomics, aesthetics, choice of materials, technical feasibility and eco-friendliness. The winner this year did a great job with their Hydrogen Fueled vehicle.  This team had a new and clean design, improving from last year's model, reducing the weight by 50%.  They started by designing the vehicle around the driver; constructing a custom and ergonomic seat to ensure the driver was in the right position. The team collected what was considered industry reusable scrap material and used it for structural components of the vehicle.  Their design and workmanship was impressive with a car-body was tightly secured with clips and attractive.  Most importantly, every team member could speak intelligibly about the vehicle, participated in the evaluation and were passionate about their vehicle.

 

Safety

Winner:
JMU Supermileage
James Madison University, United States

The Safety award goes to the team which demonstrates outstanding efforts to highlight the importance of road and behavioral safety in the Shell Eco-marathon program through review of practices, procedures and implementation of changes that lead to higher safety standards.  The winner this year demonstrated exceptional commitment to safety culture, particularly impressive as this is their first time participating at Shell Eco-marathon Americas. The team demonstrated safety excellence with the appointment of a risk manager, clearly understood roles and responsibilities, labeled equipment, and a regimented checklist-based approach.

 

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event

Winner:
Taq Balam
Universidad del Valle de Guatemala

The Perseverance and Spirit of the Event award goes to the team which symbolizes the spirit and values of Shell Eco-marathon. Demonstrated actions include: overcoming great obstacles to attend the event; mastering exceptional challenges while participating; keeping high spirits, showing outstanding resilience, resolve and resourcefulness. Another consideration is how teams support other participants to help them overcome significant challenges and obstacles. The winner this year demonstrated exceptional resilience and resolve with an infallible spirit. In spite of considerable challenges and delay in getting their vehicle into the country, the team worked together to find a creative and low-cost solution to efficiently transport their vehicle across the country in time for the race. Working around the clock with the humility to reach out to others who were willing to lend a helping hand, this team successfully passed technical inspection and earned their right to compete in the race.

DWC Americas 2018

See the teams that have been selected to compete in Drivers’ World Championship Grand Finals in London:

Winner:
Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team Alpha
Saint Thomas Academy, United States

1st runner-up: Sask Eco UC
Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Canada

2nd runner-up: Mater Dei Supermileage
Mater Dei High School, United States

The winning teams have earned themselves a place in the Drivers’ World Championship Grand Final to be held at Make the Future Live in London, UK, on July 8, 2018. They will face-off against the best three teams from both the Asia and Europe to be crowned overall Grand Final champions and earn a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the home of Scuderia Ferrari.

2017 Off-Track Award Winners

Communications Award
Supermileage uOttawa, The University of Ottawa (Canada).
The Supermileage uOttawa team invested a lot of time and effort to promote their team. In addition to leveraging traditional media and local events to connect with their community, the team shared social media content in both English and French to reach a wider audience. More impressively, they were able to identify their shortfalls and had already developed an improvement plan for next year's Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

Vehicle Design Award UrbanConcept
EcoCar – Turbo Hound, Louisiana Tech University (Louisiana).

Vehicle Design Award Prototype
OSU Beavers, Oregon State University (Oregon).

Technical Innovation
Supermileage Systems Enterprise, Michigan Technological University (Michigan).
The team followed a logical engineering process where they identified a clear objective and worked within design constraints to deliver a flexible electric motor driver.

Safety Award
Team Shop Girls, Granite Falls High School (Washington State).
The team made it a priority to incorporate safety in both their vehicle design and the team’s daily activities in the paddocks. Having a proactive safety mindset placed them in an excellent position to continue to avoid hazards and reduce safety risks. In fact, the team displayed safety supplies out in the open with safety signs in sight, and they made judges put on safety glasses before entering their paddock.

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award
MC3 Engineering, Montgomery Community College (Pennsylvania).
Despite their vehicle breaking down and working endless hours to fix it, the team stayed positive and found time to interact with other teams, both offering help and asking for support. The team also brought onboard a new driver with limited knowledge on short notice who offered new insights to improve the process.

Drivers’ World Championship

See the teams that will compete in the Drivers' World Championship:

Saint Thomas Academy
Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team Alp

Alden-Conger High School
Knights 3

Newburgh Free Academy
Newburgh Goldbacks

2016 Off-Track Award Winners

Communications Award
EcoVeiculo, Battery Electric Prototype, Universidade Federal de Itajuba (Brazil).

Safety Award
Team Paoli Purple, Gasoline Prototype, Paoli (Indiana) High School. (USA)

Vehicle Design Award
Team Beyond, Battery Electric Prototype, Universite de Sherbrook (Canada).
Saint Thomas (Minnesota) Academy Experimental Vehicle Team Alpha, Battery Electric UrbanConcept. (USA)

Technical Innovation
Tatonkatoo, Ethanol Prototype, University of Colorado Boulder. (USA)

Perseverance & Team Spirit Award
Team E-Team, Battery Electric Prototype, Universidad del Azuay (Ecuador).

Drivers’ World Championship

See the teams that have been selected to compete in the Drivers' World Championship.

Knights 3
Alden-Conger High School, USA

Mater Dei Supermileage
Mater Dei High School, USA

Saint Thomas Academy Experimental Vehicle Team Alpha
Saint Thomas Academy, USA

Newburgh Goldbacks
Newburgh Free Academy, USA

University of Alberta EcoCar Team
University of Alberta,  Canada

Illini EcoConcept
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

2015 Off-Track Award Winners

Safety Award

Shopgirls (team 56) – Prototype diesel

Communications Award

Ecolancers (team 45) – Prototype gasoline

Vehicle Design Award

Alden Conger High School (team 522) - Prototype Supermileage Team.

Technical Innovation

Duke University (team 302) - Duke Electric Vehicle.

Perseverance and Team Spirit award

Braham High School and Universidad Presbiteriana Mackenzie (team 312 – Prototype battery electric).

2014 Off-track Award winners

Safety Award

Team  Shop Girls, from Granite Falls High School, US

Vehicle Design Award

Team LA Tech Eco-car, from Louisiana Tech University, US

Technical Innovation Award

Team University of Toronto Supermileage, from University of Toronto, Canada

Communications Award

Team Mizzou Eco-Racing, from University of Missouri, US

Pennzoil Tribology Award

Team University of Toronto Supermileage, from University of Toronto, Canada

Perseverance and Spirt of the Event Award

Team E-Volve, from Université de Sherbrooke, Canada

Three chamions from Shell Ecomarathion Sonoma 2018

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