With three annual events in Asia, Americas and Europe, student teams take to the track to see who goes further on the least amount of fuel.  In 2018, the 12th annual Americas competition moves from Downtown Detroit, host city for the past three years, to the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.

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. 

The competition dates back to 1939 when Shell Oil Company employees made a friendly wager over who could travel furthest on the same amount of fuel. Since then it has expanded to two more continents, includes many energy types and sparks passionate debate around the future of energy and mobility.

Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2018 will take place April 19-22, 2018 at the Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California.  More information about Shell Eco-marathon Americas is available at www.shell.us/ecomarathon

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