Category: 2009 Shell eco-marathon

Finally! It was a long two days out in the California sun and heat. Imagine being one of the drivers in those pods! Spending 45 minutes going around a track in 85-90 degree weather. Did the winner this year beat the old record of 2,843 miles per gallon? The combustion engine is always the winner.  [...]

April 16-18, 2009, Fontana, CA – The goal of the Shell Eco-marathon is to design and build the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicle that produces the fewest emissions. The eco-marathon has evolved since the friendly wager between two Shell scientists back in 1939. On regular gasoline, they achieved a respectable 50 miles per gallon! Those two [...]

When it was announced that Schurr High School, home of the Mighty Spartans,  won the team spirit award everyone clapped wildly. Schurr had certainly earned it. I had heard all day about the excessive amount of sharing Schurr had done: a seat belt to one team, a wheel to another team. As the clapping subsided [...]

End of first day results – April 17, 2009 Shell eco-marathon: These are the first day results, the 18th are the final runs. Laval – 2622.2MPG Laval University Country: Laval, Quebec, Canada Prototype / Gasoline (Petrol) Team Name: Alerion Supermileage Vehicle Name: NTF 3.0 Penn State – 1776.4 MPG Penn State Country: University Park, PA, [...]

Fontana, CA – The goal of the Shell Eco-marathon is to design and build the world’s most fuel-efficient vehicle that produces the fewest emissions. Teams can enter two main categories: * Futuristic prototypes – which are streamlined vehicles where the primary design consideration is reducing drag and maximizing efficiency * Urban Concept vehicles – which [...]