Make the Future Live California Featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas Fact Sheet - April 3-6, 2019
For the second consecutive year, Shell will welcome more than 1,000 students representing over 90 teams from high schools and universities across the Americas to Make the Future Live California featuring Shell Eco-marathon Americas at Sonoma Raceway.
Over its three-decade history, including the past 12 years in the Americas, the program has seen thousands of high school and university students from across the world build ultra-energy-efficient vehicles, in a variety of designs and energy types; all competing to see who can go the farthest using the least amount of energy.
April 3-6, 2019
Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s leading energy efficiency competitions for students, requiring them to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles; push the boundaries of what is technically possible and inspire thinking about the challenges and opportunities for mobility and transition to new energies.
Make the Future Live California will host two competitions:
Shell Eco-marathon Americas Mileage Challenge – the competition to see who can go the furthest using the least amount of energy; and
Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship Qualifier – matching the proven energy-efficiency of the car with the strategy, skill and speed of the driver to see who crosses the finish line first, without running out of their limited allocation of energy. Top teams will win their place in the 2019 Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship Grand Final to be held in July, in London, England.
Student teams will compete on a.99-mile, five-turn course comprising the raceway’s start/finish straight, iconic Esses and a hairpin turn at Turn 11.
Student teams have been working for months to design and build their ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. By maximizing elements such as streamlined design, lightweight materials and driving strategy, teams aim to set new fuel-efficiency records.
Student teams compete in two vehicle classes:
· Prototype: invites students to enter futuristic, streamlined vehicles
· UrbanConcept: focuses on “roadworthy,” energy-efficient vehicles aimed at meeting the real-life needs of drivers
Entries are divided into three energy categories:
• Internal combustion: gasoline, diesel, and ethanol
• Hydrogen fuel cell
• Battery electric
More than 1,000 students representing over 90 teams from high schools and universities across the Americas will participate in the event.
· Local entries include the University of California, Berkeley; California Polytechnic State University; and California State University, Sacramento
· The 2018 Shell Eco-marathon Americas’ winners across the three energy categories were:
· Internal combustion: Brigham Young University of Provo, Utah, with 1985.4 miles per gallon with its gasoline-powered Prototype vehicle and Mater Dei High School of Evanston, Indiana, with 841.3 miles per gallon with its gasoline-powered UrbanConcept vehicle.
· Hydrogen fuel cell: Duke University of Durham, NC with 383.1 miles/m3 in their Prototype vehicle and Cicero North Syracuse High School of Cicero, NY with 38.2 miles/m3 in their UrbanConcept vehicle.
· Battery electric: Duke University with 367.9 miles/kWh in their Prototype vehicle and Saint Thomas Academy of Mendota, MN with 63.2 miles/kWh in their UrbanConcept vehicle.
Wednesday, April 3
6 a.m.-10:30 p.m.: Student Teams Paddock Open
10 a.m.-6 p.m.: Tech Inspection Open
Thursday, April 4
Noon: Opening Ceremonies
2:30 p.m.: Prototype Practice
3:30 p.m.: UrbanConcept Practice
5 p.m.: UrbanConcept Competition
Friday, April 5
8 a.m.-10:30 a.m.: Prototype Runs
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.: UrbanConcept Runs
1:30-4:30 p.m.: Prototype Runs
4:30-7 p.m.: UrbanConcept Runs
Saturday, April 6
8 a.m.-10 a.m.: UrbanConcept Runs
10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Prototype Runs
2:15 p.m.-2:30 p.m.: Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship Qualifier Practice Runs
3:30 p.m.: Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship Qualifier
5 p.m.: Awards Ceremony
For more information, visit www.SonomaRaceway.com or shell.com/make-the-future/shell-ecomarathon/americas.html