Racing to the future
Shell Eco-marathon Americas brings together young engineers to design, build and drive ultra-efficient vehicles, that stand to serve as blueprints for future transportation technology.
Racing to the future
Thank you and goodbye, Detroit! Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2017 was hosted for the third time at #makethefuture festival in Detroit, MI, USA. Over 1000 students from across the Americas convened with their self-constructed vehicles to see which team could go the furthest distance on the least amount of fuel. See the highlights and find out more about how these students are helping to address the global energy challenge here: www.shell.com/semamericas
STUDENT: It's been a real build up to this point.
STUDENT: This year is actually the first year we are running the new red body that you see behind us.
STUDENT: We feel lots of pride to be a part of this
STUDENT: First time here, really huge learning experience and so far it's been amazing.
STUDENT: You spend so much time working and everything
STUDENT: Even just the patience goes along with those things.
STUDENT: Why did we bring the molds to make our own carbon things?
STUDENT: All of us, we have a special abilities. Together, we make something great just like Power Rangers and the Megazord
CHAD HOLIDAY, CHAIRMAN, ROYAL DUTCH SHELL: I'll guarantee there are people in this room right now that are part of this, they're going to be a future Henry Ford. He said when a group comes together to do something, that's the beginning. When you stay together, that's progress. And when you actually work together, that's success.
STUDENT: It feels good to get that first run down this morning.
STUDENT: There's a few rough spots but I think it I think it felt pretty good
STUDENT: We are so excited our first run. I think we may be used eight milliliters of our fuel.
STUDENT: We were aiming for 100, cause last year we got 98.1 so 106 would make me pretty happy.
STUDENT: Finally, third time's the charm. We got out there and got full run in. it was running good now we just got a lap-run in. So now we just fine tune it and get it up there.
STUDENT: The last run went a lot better. This time I was really able to cut the engine a lot more.
STUDENT: In the beginning it, he was a little bit nervous because there's a lot of vehicles on the track but in the end, he was more confident, he did great, and he did a good job.
STUDENT: We got the numbers we wanted to see. I'm looking forward to the next time. We'll go out there and I'm really excited.
ANNOUNCER: Here is your winner, Car 701, Patrick Gaylord with Saint Thomas Academy, battery powered.
STUDENTS: Thank you, Detroit!
STUDENTS: Shell eco-marathon!