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    Exclusive: Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014: Students find upsides pretty much everywhere
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    The skies threatened rain, but aside from a few fat drops struggling down through the Texas air, the track remained dry through the end of the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Americas. Given the haphazard way some of the vehicle bodies were held together – a bit of velcro or pieces of tape doing ...

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    Official: Universite Laval wins Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 with 2,824 mpg
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    At the 2014 Shell Eco-marathon Americas in Houston this past weekend, Canadian teams took the top two spots in the gasoline Prototype category. The winning team, from Université Laval, managed to hit 2,824 miles per gallon (mpg), just a few drops ahead of the second-place team, the ...

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    Report: 849-mpg Mater Dei high school ecocar wins DIY prize from AutoZone
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    When you build a car that can go from San Francisco to Seattle on a single gallon of gas with a few drops to spare, you're going to get some attention, even if you're from a high school in Indiana. Mater Dei High School in the town of Evansville won AutoZone's "Show It Off" contest for building ...

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    Featured: Shell Eco-marathon
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    An Oil Company Spends Big To Teach Students To Use Less The Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 is over, the winners declared. Thousands of excited students came to Houston last weekend with 140 cars and the winning team managed to get upwards of 3,580 miles per gallon. Now that the cars have been ...

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    Official: Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 winners wring 3,587 miles from one measly gallon
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    On a sunny, at times windy weekend in downtown Houston, TX, 131 vehicles competed in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013, racing round and round Discovery Green for two full days. All told, they used like a gallon of gasoline. The headline winner rocked 3,587 miles per gallon, which was the ...

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    Exclusive: Shell Eco-marathon: 1959 Fiat 600 brings hypermiling history to Houston
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    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
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    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?
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    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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    Shell Eco-marathon rises to the challenge, students get 2,564.8 mpg [w/video]
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    In the 2011 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas, a competition that challenges high school and college students to design vehicles that use the least amount of energy, the team from Université Laval in Quebec, Canada captured first place in the "Internal Combustion" category with an astonishing ...

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    2011 Shell Eco-marathon Americas includes additional category; plug-in electric vehicles
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    The 2011 Shell Eco-Marathon Americas, a competition that challenges high school and college students to design vehicles that travel using the least amount of energy, has expanded to include a new plug-in electric vehicle category. At next year's event, the fifth of its kind, plug-ins can enter ...

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    High school students building promising alternative fuel vehicles
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    When this writer was in high school, taking auto shop involved learning how to replace brakes, swap out clutches and tune carburetors on a TR7 with a screwdriver and a length of garden hose. The world has come a long way in the past thirty years. These days, auto shop is more about learning how ...

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    2,487.5 mpg! Catchy headline unneccessary
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    For the second year in a row, the student team from Laval University in Quebec, Canada took home the $5,000 top prize in a worst-to-first finish at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas. In case you missed the headline, their winning entry in the "Prototype" category returned 2,487.5 miles per gallon. ...

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    European Shell Eco Marathon Europe 2009: more than 8000 mpg!
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    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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    Shell CEO: electric cars are old news, biofuels are the future
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    Shell has stated its preference for hydrogen and biofuels in the past. What they haven't gone out of their way to do, though, was to aggravate electric vehicle fans by dismissing their powertrain of choice. Royal Dutch Shell CEO, Jereoen van der Veer, has filled in that little oversight yesterday ...

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    Shell Eco-marathon returns in April - will anyone beat last year's 6,792 mpg record?
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    The all-time highest mpg (equivalent) rating achieved at a Shell eco-marathon is 10,705 miles per gallon. That record was set in 2003 at the European Shell Eco-marathon. The Shell Eco-marathon returns to the United States next month and will see students try to squeeze every last centimeter out of ...

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    Hypermiling update: Shell Eco-Marathon coming back to the U.S. next year
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    Last week Ray Holan wrote a feature article for AutoblogGreen about hypermiling. In it, he mentioned the Shell Eco-Marathon in Europe (where teams design cars for maximum fuel efficiency and a 2003 team got the equivalent of 10,705 mpg). There is also a Shell Eco-Marathon in the UK. Well, this ...

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    The 131 mpg Caterham Seven
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    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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