The Great Travel Hack
Two teams, 3,000 miles and one amazing lower CO2 emissions challenge.
The Great Travel Hack is not about going faster, it’s about going cleaner. Learn about the challenge, the teams, the fuels and more
Energy is all around us. We use it every day to power buildings and bring our devices to life. But it also keeps people moving – it connects us. It enables us and the things that make modern life possible, to travel all over the world. Energy is also a key ingredient in the countless things we rely on every day, from the materials our cities are made from, to the clothes on our backs.
As populations grow and thrive, so does the need for more energy; to refrigerate food and medicines, to transport goods across the world, and to enable access to education and job opportunities. But this increasing demand is contributing to rising pressure on our climate, especially when it comes to transport.
According to a recent study by the IEA, transport accounts for nearly 30% of the world’s total energy use and around a quarter of global energy-related carbon dioxide emissions.
But while some low- and no-emissions transport options are easy to imagine, some are far less straightforward. We must find ways to produce both more and cleaner energy, and use it better.
What could the road ahead look like? Could we all keep moving forward, while thinking forward?
At the helm of the challenge is ‘The Big Bang Theory’ actress Kaley Cuoco. She might be best known for her dealings with a group of eccentric scientists, but as task master of The Great Travel Hack, she’s taking on a whole new challenge and working with a real life set of technical experts – the team at Mission Control.
She sets the challenges, monitors the teams’ routes and will be the one to crown the winner of The Great Travel Hack.
Meet the host
Join Team Alpha and Team Omega as they battle it out in an amazing lower CO2 emission challenge.
Each team is made up of travel and tech influencers who must use their natural wanderlust, knowledge and navigation skills to find a lower CO2 emissions route across the US. It’s Damon and Jo – travel experts, entrepreneurs and YouTubers – against Sara and John, a tech-savvy content creator and pro skateboarder combo.
But who has what it takes?
Meet the teams
Hydrogen can power the cars of the future and swap exhaust emissions for water.
Liquefied natural gas can be a cost-competitive and cleaner fuel for heavy-duty road transport, shipping and industrial users.
Shell is working to meet the charging needs of electric vehicle drivers – at home, at work or on the road. Electric vehicles are expected to play an increasingly important role in transporting people and products.