You are invited to visit Shell Eco-marathon Americas, a festival of ideas and innovation that will shape the future of our cities.

For over 30 years, Shell Eco-marathon competitions have challenged future automotive engineers and scientists to push the limits of energy efficiency and innovate solutions to the world’s mobility challenges. Now, more than 1,000 high school and college students from across the Americas will head to Detroit to see who can design and build ultra-energy efficient vehicles and go the furthest using the least amount of energy in Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2017. The 11th annual competition will take place April 28-30, 2017 on the streets of downtown Detroit and at Cobo Center.

Covering more than half a million square feet, inside Cobo Center event-goers will explore a multi-sensory journey into the world’s energy future and see what the student teams are doing behind the scenes of the competition.

The public is invited to watch the young innovators compete on an outdoor track, and join the fun inside Cobo Center. More information about Shell Eco-marathon Americas is available at

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