April 16-17, 2011
George R. Brown Convention Center
| The race is on for energy efficiency! Discover how technology is driving the next generation of eco-cars. Start your HOUSTEX visit early with the Shell Eco-marathon and see the Shell Eco-marathon Americas teams compete on Saturday and Sunday, April 16-17 at the Discovery Green in downtown Houston.
The Shell Eco-marathon challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles. With annual events in the Americas, Europe and Asia, the winners are the teams that go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy.
Meet this year's Shell Eco-marathon winning team, discover the innovative technologies they used and see their vehicle on the HOUSTEX show floor on Monday, April 18. The 2010 winner from Laval University in Quebec, Canada achieved an astonishing 2,487.5 miles per gallon, equivalent to 1,057.5 kilometres per liter, in the "Prototype" category.