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Innovation on the track

Innovation, performance and efficiency continue to drive mobility on and off the track.


Ferrari on the road

From the Track to the Driveway

Racing pioneered ways for cars to move faster, longer and safer, which automakers adapted to street vehicles. When motorists drive now, they use decades of race-inspired technology.

Shell bridges both worlds with a diverse portfolio of race teams, drivers and series like IndyCar, NASCAR, MotoGP, NHRA and Formula One, working in close technical alliances across an array of automotive and engine manufacturers. 

Motorsports is an open testing ground for pushing industry boundaries to generate ideas or solutions that could have far-reaching impacts on the future of mobility.


Shell Eco Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon® is a challenge and an educational platform that fosters development of leading technology for greater energy efficiency and transportation performance.

Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams from around the world to design, build and test ultra energy-efficient vehicles. The winners are the teams that go the farthest using the least amount of energy. Students who took part in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2013 were invited to produce an infographic illustrating their understanding of energy today and into the future.

At Shell, we believe that tomorrow’s mobility solutions will greatly rely on what we do today. The Shell Eco-marathon® inspires future scientists and engineers to push the boundaries of innovation and efficiency on the track. Shell has been challenging students for more than 25 years to create vehicles that go the farthest with the least amount of energy.


Shell launches the first 100% Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered tank barge in The Netherlands.

Shell launches the first 100% Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) powered tank barge in The Netherlands.


Shell continues the drive towards advanced, including cellulosic, bio-fuel options, which we believe can help meet the need for low-carbon liquid transport fuels that are sustainable and cost competitive.

Advanced biofuels can be produced using crop residues and waste products and offer improved sustainability and reduced CO2 emissions. Conventional biofuels are usually produced from feedstocks like food crops and vegetable oils. Blending gasoline and diesel with biofuels can reduce CO2 emissions from cars and trucks today.

Natural Gas

Shell is one of the world’s largest natural gas producers. We have a more diverse portfolio and supply gas to more countries than any other energy company. We’re developing advanced technologies to unlock and produce gas from shale and tight sand sources.

We are an innovator and leader in natural gas technologies, including converting gas to liquid products (GTL); into liquid for transporting (LNG); in floating LNG (FLNG) and in the shipping of LNG.

Liquid Natural Gas

With the number of people on our planet growing and more of us living in cities, our roads, ports and airports are busier than ever.

A range of vehicles and fuels will be needed to help meet this growing demand for transport.

In the future, Shell believes that liquefied natural gas (LNG) could form a bigger part of the transport energy mix, alongside developments in areas such as greater vehicle efficiency, biofuels, hydrogen and electric mobility.