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    Exclusive: Shell Eco-marathon: 1959 Fiat 600 brings hypermiling history to Houston

    Long before the Fiat 500 came to the US to try and capture the public's imagination, a Fiat 600 was cruising in the Shell Mileage Marathons (the precursor to today's Eco-marathons) and setting records by getting over 300 miles per gallon. The little red cutie was on display at the Shell ...

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    Exclusive: Shell Eco-marathon: Day 2, students get creative under pressure

    Watching the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 is, to be honest, kind of boring. Yes, the vehicles are all interesting and unusual, but they don't go very fast, you only see them on the track for a brief moment (there's no live video feed) and the ones competing against each other aren't even ...

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    Exclusive: Shell Eco-marathon 2013: Notes from Day 1, will 2,545 mpg be beat?

    The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 kicked off in Houston, TX this morning with a twist on the usual: Ladies and gentlemen, start your fuel-efficient engines. The area around Discovery Green was buzzing with high school and college students, all here with one mission: go as far as possible on as ...

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    European Shell Eco Marathon Europe 2009: more than 8000 mpg!

    2009 Shell Eco Marathon winners - Click above for an image gallery
    The 25th edition of the Shell Eco Marathon took place last week at the German circuit of Lausitz, and quite a number of records were broken. A French team from the Lycée Saint Joseph la Joliverie in Nantes has improved upon ...

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    New record at Shell Eco-marathon: 2,843 mpg

    click to enlargeAnd here I thought 1,902.7 mpg was a lot. That was the winning rating at last year's Shell Eco-Marathon Americas coutresy of Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. This year, three teams had a higher mpg score in the event this weekend, and it was the students from Mater Dei High School from ...

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    2008 Shell Eco-marathon Americas roster - all 38 teams - announced

    We're getting close to the start of the 2008 Shell Eco-marathon Americas, and the list of 38 teams that will participate in the competition in some ways mimics real-world power train usage. The overwhelming majority (28) of the vehicles will use combustion engines to try and top last year's ...

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    2008 Shell Eco-marathon coming in April; will anyone best 1902 mpg?

    Last year, Cal Poly (ok, ok, California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo) won the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas with an astounding 1,902.7 mpg score. For 2008, 34 teams will compete at the California Speedway event in April. Last week, Shell-Pennzoil driver Kevin Harvick was at the ...

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    42 mpg Captiva in the MPG Marathon = green SUV

    In this week's MPG Marathon, a Chevy Captiva with seven people on board returned 42.42 mpg. GM has helpfully done the math for us: that's 14.35 percent more than the official figure (37.2 mpg) and 15.1 kg of CO2 per person over the 334-mile route. I'll do my own math to turn that into 105.7 kg over ...

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    An early look at some of the Shell Eco-Marathon competition vehicles

    Do you remember when we ran an article about the Shell Eco-marathon? Does the sound of 6,792 miles per gallon jog your memory? Think that's high? That can't hold a candle to the all-time record of 10,705 miles per gallon set in 2003! That kind of mileage is impressive, even if the vehicles used to ...

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    Eco-M makes debut at Sexy Green Car Show

    The Axon Eco-M sports car is a sleeker, lightweight version of the Caterham 7 and designed for maximum fuel economy. It uses the standard 1.4-liter petrol engine but the aerodynamics are improved by removing the roof and windshield. Many components made from carbon fiber remove weight. The result ...

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    The 131 mpg Caterham Seven

    The annual Shell Eco-Marathon is a competition designed to find the entrant whose car achieves the maximum fuel economy after driving 40 minutes and completing seven laps around the track at a minimum of 15 mph. Cars can run on gasoline, diesel, LPG, or hydrogen. This year's UK event was held at ...

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    European Shell Eco-Marathon contestant hits 6785 mpg

    The vehicles in this year's European Shell Eco-Marathon are not exactly the cars you'd want to go on a road trip in, but they can go amazing distances on very little fuel. Engineering students from the Lucee La Joliverie School in France entered this year's top mileage-getter. Their ethanol-powered ...


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