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Shell Canada Challenges Students to Push Limits of Fuel Efficiency

GasBuddy Blog -- Students from across Canada are invited to bring their passion for energy solutions to compete at the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2013, where teams will attempt to build a vehicle that can surpass the 2012 fuel efficiency record of more than 900 kilometers traveled per litre.

The seventh Shell Eco-marathon Americas is now open for online registration to high school and university students from across North and South America. The competition will take place in Houston April 5-7 2013.

Shell Eco-marathon is held annually in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The event challenges students to take their fuel-efficient vehicles and compete with other schools to see who can travel the farthest distance using the least amount of energy...


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Gas4Gore
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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2012 10:49:37 PM

Great
Vette1967
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Message Posted: Oct 21, 2012 2:23:08 PM

It's always a good thing to get the younger generation involved. We may surprised as to what they will come up with.
CapriceWagon
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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2012 1:23:44 PM

That's all fun and dandy for the classroom, but when you have to meet minimum safety and emissions regulations, the real world can lay a smackdown
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 6:27:19 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2012 4:44:50 AM

we'll see what the results are.
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Message Posted: Oct 14, 2012 12:11:11 AM

looking forward to hear the results
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Message Posted: Oct 11, 2012 10:35:47 PM

Good way to start!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:06:53 PM

all uphill from here as imaginations run wild
my2002m
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 9:43:18 PM

They should be pushing the auto manufacturers.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 5:16:10 PM

To us412: I wonder how one could find out what did trickle down? I haven't seen any trickle down from Republican trickle down economics. If anything, it's been suck it up and tell those you have ruined to suck it up. But enough about how Romney made his money.
us412
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 2:46:18 PM

Do any of these ideas ever "trickle down" for everyday use?
No? I didn't think so.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 12:04:31 PM

Breeds innovation ... for which we are in dire need ....
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:57:32 AM


Good strokes, for both education and for the kids.

csblesson
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:57:07 AM

Great! Challenges always brings up something good
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:56:57 AM

Good to learn.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:56:42 AM

keep pushing...
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:56:28 AM

what works in special vehicles doesnt always work in mass production
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:52:56 AM

good now we just have to hire them at the car manufacutures
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:52:29 AM

Nothing wrong with this.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:51:47 AM

interesting
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:45:43 AM

Seams to have good intentions.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:44:49 AM

OLD NEWS
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:44:11 AM

We can do it! USA!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:43:29 AM

Now this is worthwhile education !!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:42:57 AM

good luck to them
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:41:59 AM

It's good to tap into the brains and ingenuity of young people in High School and College. They're still capable of thinking out of the box and have a vested interest in the future....they're going to live there!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:38:16 AM

Will be brother utilize the students ideas!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:38:09 AM

Sounds like fun.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:37:29 AM

keep pushing
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:37:24 AM

Sounds good.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:36:34 AM

Who files the patent on the winning vehicles, the students or Shell?
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:36:13 AM

I think I'm busy that day
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:34:17 AM

Good luck
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:31:48 AM

Get 'em thinking.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:29:34 AM

Great!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:29:27 AM

Almost makes me wish I was back in college.

Way back when I was in college, I worked on a hybrid-electric vehicle. Sure, I only did manual labor on a protective housing for the batteries, but it still was cool to have my mind so open to learning.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:29:10 AM

They need to change these competitions to create a high milage vehicle that can carry 4 people and maintain highway speeds and recognized safety standards. Currently these competitions end up creating motorized bicycles with a teardrop shaped body that carries one person with zero cargo. Not very useful in the real world.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:27:33 AM

sounds like a very interesting project for them to work on
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:27:00 AM

Shell Canada Challenges Students to Push Limits of Fuel Efficiency and new out-the-box ideas from fresh minds for higher vehicle Fuel Efficiency.
Whatever the size or shape of the vehicle, Produce and ‘Drive’ vehicles with high MPG, are very safe, reliable, have a ‘reasonable’ cost and a good ‘value’ for the money.
The price of fuel at the pump is too high!
XII/XXII/MMXII!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:24:49 AM

Cool idea
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:23:34 AM

ok...
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:23:19 AM

Well that's nice
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:21:55 AM

ok
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:21:25 AM

Good for them!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:20:15 AM

sound cool
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:19:40 AM

Win/Win... Very Nice!
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:19:26 AM

Only good thing from big corporation.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:18:14 AM

Very interesting contest where all participants were winners.
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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2012 11:17:18 AM

that is great job that Shell Oil Company is doing!!!
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Time will tell.....
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Cheap research for shell
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