2009 Shell eco-marathon winners!

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.  I […]

What is the 2009 Shell eco-marathon Americas?

April 16-18, 2009, Fontana, CA – The goal of the Shell Eco-marathon is to design and build the worlds 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 scientists […]

Schurr wins team spirit at Shell eco-marathon

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 people […]

First day of competition 2009 Shell eco-marathon

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, United States
Prototype / Hydrogen
Team Name: Blood, Sweat & Gears
Vehicle Name: […]

2009 Shell eco-marathon teams get ready for the race

Fontana, CA – The goal of the Shell Eco-marathon is to design and build the worlds 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 are built to […]