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CNG Vehicles Compete at Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2016


More than 1,000 students from 128 teams entered their ultra-energy efficient vehicles in the final days leading up to the 10th Shell Eco-marathon Americas that took place in Detroit on April 22–24. Students are pulling out all the stops to push the limits of energy-efficiency and innovate solutions to the world’s most pressing mobility challenges.

This year, three teams will be taking on the challenge of competing in the CNG energy class, which was first introduced to the Americas competition in 2015. Supplying CNG as well as hydrogen to participating fuel cell-powered vehicles, the Linde Group will be onsite to scout new talent and share their insights on how to develop hydrogen technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and sustainable development.

A number of global corporations, academics and government entities will be present at the competition to both learn from and share insights with the participants, investing in the talent and technology that will define mobility for a new era.

“We’re excited to have the support of so many new partners as well as the Detroit community, making this competition a truly collaborative event to foster the next generation of automotive scientists and engineers,” said Niel Golightly, vice president, external relations for Shell.