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 support a brighter energy future by helping to find solutions for more and cleaner energy. By working together with governments, businesses, academic institutions and the community, we can help to transform lives and bring more and cleaner energy to communities around the world.

What is a Make the Future Festival?

Make the Future Festivals bring bright energy ideas together and provide platforms for conversation and collaboration; inviting everyone to experience, test, discuss and contribute ideas. It enables our partners to inspire audiences of young people to think differently about their future and that of the world.

What is Shell Eco-marathon?

Shell Eco-marathon is at the heart of the Make the Future Festival. The Shell Eco-marathon brings together young engineers to design, build and drive ultra-efficient vehicles. The winners are the teams that travel the farthest using the least amount of energy.

What is Powering Progress Together?

Shell Powering Progress Together convenes leaders from business, academia, NGOs and government for an action-oriented day of dialogue focused on accelerating the energy transition.

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)

Where did the Make the Future festival take place in 2018?

The first Make the Future Festival in the Americas took place in 2007 in Fontana, California. Following events in Houston, Texas, and Detroit, Michigan, the festival returned to California in 2018. It took place at Sonoma Raceway on April 19-22, 2018. The raceway is located 29355 Arnold Dr, Sonoma, CA 95476.

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 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 California Highlights

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

2018 Make the Future California Highlights

more in Make the Future California

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