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Make the Future Live

Make the Future Live, a festival of bright energy ideas featuring Shell Eco-marathon, was held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London on July 5-8, 2018.

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Shell Eco-marathon

Shell Eco-marathon invites students to engineer racing vehicles at the cutting edge of energy efficient technology, bringing them together on the track in a series of challenges.

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Make the Future Live 2018, our festival of bright energy ideas, came to London this July.

The festival enjoyed blazing sunshine, creating the perfect conditions for Shell Eco-marathon. Student teams from around the world came together to compete in their own ultra-energy-efficient cars, against the backdrop of a lively festival.

With an appearance from Ella Eyre, and an amazing set from the award-winning Lemar, festival-goers had plenty to see on stage. This year’s Lates event featured Alexander Armstrong hosting the Intelligence Squared Podcast, using his wit to charm our panel of experts as they discussed cities of tomorrow.

We’re so glad that so many of you could join us in 2018 – check back soon to find out about our plans for the next Make the Future Live!

See the full results of Shell Eco Marathon

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Make The Future Lates brought an adult-only crowd to enjoy the festival on the Friday night. The schedule included our Intelligence Squared podcast debating Smart Cities, which was chaired by comedian, actor and TV presenter Alexander Armstrong. Plus, singer-songwriter Lemar rounded off the night with a set of his greatest tunes – making this a Lates to remember.

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Shell Eco-marathon Europe UrbanConcept cars on track

Drivers’ World Championship

We have a winner! ITS 2 from Indonesia were the winners of this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship, winning a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Maranello, the home of Ferrari. They took on the most elite teams from our regional UrbanConcept Mileage Challenges and made it all the way — could you be on the podium next year?

See the full results here.
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Mileage Challenge

The core of Shell Eco-marathon is the mileage challenge, where our teams compete on the track to see which vehicle can complete their laps using as little energy as possible. This year, our internal combustion winners were Lycee Saint-Joseph La Joliverie, with IES Cotes Baixes winning the Battery Electric category and the University of Applied Sciences Stralsund taking the top spot in Hydrogen Fuel Cells.

Shell Eco-marathon Final 2018 Results
Shell and the Future of Energy

A 2070 Scenario

Shell’s latest scenario, Sky – published 26 March 2018 – illustrates a technically possible, but ambitious pathway for society to achieve the goals of the Paris agreement: Limiting the global average temperature rise to well below 2°C degrees from pre-industrial levels.

Find out more on Shell and the Future of Energy

A new Shell Eco-marathon competition

DTU Road Runners from Denmark are the winners of the pilot Shell Eco-marathon Autonomous UrbanConcept Category competition, beating off some tough European rivals. This category is about driverless cars and cutting-edge technology. The team become the official Shell Eco-marathon Autonomous Vehicle Ambassadors, and will help develop the competition around the world.

Shell Eco-marathon Autonomous UrbanConcept 2018 Results