Two students work on their Eco-marathon high mileage car at make the future

What is #MakeTheFuture?

Shell launched the #MakeTheFuture campaign as part of our ambition to help find more and cleaner energy solutions. We believe that by working together we can transform lives, bringing more and cleaner energy to communities, everywhere. We collaborate with inventors, local communities, engaged citizens and global celebrities to transform lives by putting bright energy ideas into action.

What is Shell Eco-marathon?

At the heart of Make the Future Live is Shell Eco-marathon. Shell Eco-marathon is one of the world’s leading energy-efficiency competition programmes for students; aiming to push the boundaries of what is technically possible, and inspire young people to become leading scientists and engineers of the future.The programme requires high school and university teams to look at every aspect of design and technology to build their own ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition.

Team #316, E-Team UDA Elec, of Universidad del Azuay, in Cuenca, Azuay, Ecuador, Prototype, Battery Electric work on their car in the paddock during day one of Shell Make the Future at Sonoma Raceway, Thursday, April 19, 2018 in Sonoma, Calif. (Eric Kayne/AP Images for Shell)

How do I register to compete in Shell Eco-marathon Americas?

The registration process for Shell Eco-marathon Americas consists of 3 phases: Phase 1: Team interest and information, Phase 2: Technical information and Phase 3: Logistics and Off-track Award applications. For further information visit: For Americas participants

What are the rules for Shell Eco-marathon Americas?

Shell Eco-marathon Americas runs under two sets of rules: Shell Eco-marathon Global Rules 2018, Chapter I and Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2018 Rules, Chapter II. For further information go to: For Americas participants

How do I get to Sonoma Raceway?

Sonoma is conveniently located within 80 miles of three major airports. For detailed directions, routes, parking and shuttles visit the Sonoma Raceway website

How can I get more information about Make the Future Live California?

If you have any questions or need more information about Make the Future California, don’t hesitate to contact us.

2018 Make The Future Live California Highlights

Visitors and participants enjoyed an action-packed weekend exploring Make the Future and taking part in Shell Eco-marathon Americas.

2018 Make the Future California Highlights

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Shell Eco-Marathon

Shell Eco-marathon is a global program built to offer students hands-on opportunities to develop ideas and technology, knowledge and skills