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 On-Track Results
Prototype - Internal Combustion Award
- NIU Supermileage, United States Northern Illinois University, Gasoline, 1524.9 mpg(US)
- UBC Supermileage Team (Prototype), Canada, University of British Columbia, Gasoline, 1371.6 mpg(US)
- Drop Team, Brazil, Instituto Federal de Educação, Ciência e Tecnologia, Gasoline, 1277.6 mpg(US)
Prototype - Battery Electric Award
- Eco Illini Supermileage, United States, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 152.0 m/kWh
- Milhagem UFMG Elétrico, Brazil, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, 141.0 m/kWh
- Resistance Racing, United States, Cornell University, 139.9 m/kWh
Prototype - Hydrogen Fuel Cell Award
- Ualberta EcoCar Prototype Team, Canada, University of Alberta, 159.8 m/m3
- Wheat Ridge STEM Gold, United States, Wheat Ridge High School, 130.0 m/m3
- Warren Tech Central, United States, Warren Tech Central, 116.6 m/m3
UrbanConcept - Internal Combustion Award
- Wawasee Gold, United States, Wawasee High School, Diesel, 680.7 mpg(US)
- Mater Dei Supermileage, United States, Mater Dei High School, Gasoline, 586.5 mpg(US)
- Knights 3, United States, Alden-Conger High School, Diesel, 466.9 mpg(US)
UrbanConcept - Battery Electric Award
- Mater Dei Supermileage 2, United States, Mater Dei High School, 68.2 m/kWh
- Wawasee White, United States, Wawasee High School, 64.2 m/kWh
- Mazerunner 2, United States, Braham High School School, 36.2 m/kWh
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2019 Off-track Winners
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.
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.
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
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.