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Driving Detroit: Shell Eco-Marathon brings a fuel economy fight to the streets of Detroit

The 2016 edition of the Shell Eco-Marathon returned to Detroit, challenging high school and college students from all over to design and build super fuel-efficient vehicles. Split between two categories, teams can construct either a Prototype, a low-slung vehicle aiming for extreme efficiency, or an UrbanConcept that looks more like a traditional road-going car. Within each category, teams select from seven forms of propulsion energy including gas, diesel, ethanol, compressed natural gas, gas-to-liquids and ethanol. If teams opt for an electric powertrain, they can go with battery electric or hydrogen fuel cell.

27 Images By May 27, 2016


Driving Detroit: Pushing fuel economy to the max

The Shell Eco-Marathon brings wild-looking cars to the streets of Detroit in a bid for a more fuel-sipping automotive future.

By May 27, 2016


Driving Detroit: Pushing the fuel economy envelope

For the second year, the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas returned to Detroit, with hundreds of high school and college students attacking automotive fuel efficiency head-on. With teams capable of achieving hundreds (sometimes thousands) of miles per gallon, the future of the car -- and the future of the Motor City -- looks bright.

By May 27, 2016


Ethanol car wins fuel efficiency challenge

Car runs 6,786 miles per gallon, beating out hydrogen-powered vehicles at the Shell Eco-marathon in Europe. Racing at 6,786 miles per gallon

By May 22, 2006