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Shell Shows Off Green City Car Concept

Another revenue stream for company? Unlikely, but results impressive.

by on Apr.25, 2016

Gordon Murray, Shell Concept Car, Hidehito Ikebe and Bob Mainwaring show off Shell's concept car.

Gordon Murray, Shell Concept Car, Hidehito Ikebe and Bob Mainwaring show off Shell's concept car.

With gas prices so low, is it possible that Shell is looking for another revenue stream with the introduction of is city car concept that could deliver a 34% reduction in energy use over its lifetime?

Maybe it should after the results the current version put up.

Concept Car News!

The three-seater car is co-engineered – the vehicle body, engine design and lubricants are all created together – using Gordon Murray Design’s patented iStream platform. The process saves on the energy required to manufacture the vehicle. Additionally, since it’s a lightweight city car, it uses a lot less gas. (more…)

Shell Eco-Marathon Winner Get 3,400 Miles to the Gallon

College, high school teams flock to Detroit for competition.

by on Apr.13, 2015

The Chloe Gasoline Prototype, competing for team Northridge High School from Northridge High School, Middlebury, Indiana, hits the finish line in Detroit.

The future became the present in Detroit last weekend when more than 100 futuristic looking cars from took to the city streets trying to thousands of miles on just one gallon of gasoline in the annual Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2015.

The event attracts entrants from high schools and colleges in five countries who traverse a nearly one-mile course trying to squeak out as much mileage as possible from their experimental vehicles. The winning team in Detroit was the University of Toronto, who edged our perennial rivals from Quebec’s Université Laval, with a rating of 3,421 miles per gallon. It was 2% better than Laval’s entry that set the bar at 3,365 miles per gallon.

A Real Performer!

Laval is almost finishes at the top of these types of events, and bested Toronto at last year’s Eco-Marathon in Houston. Toronto had to overcome a slew of technical problems during the competition, which came down to the wire. (more…)

Toyota Partners on New Hydrogen Fueling Station

Torrance Shell station taps into active industrial source.

by on May.11, 2011

A Toyota fuel cell vehicle fills up at a new Shell hydrogen station near Los Angeles.

Toyota is partnering with Shell, among others, to expand the availability of hydrogen to the small but growing fleet of fuel cell-powered vehicles roaming around Southern California.

The new station, near Toyota’s U.S. headquarters, has a critical advantage over the few other hydrogen refueling facilities previously in use.  It can tap into the extensive pipeline network that feeds hydrogen to refineries and other industrial users up and down the South Coast of Los Angeles.  Until now, facilities either had to produce the gas through such methods as electrolysis, or rely on deliveries of the gas.

Your Inside Source!

“Building an extensive hydrogen re-fueling infrastructure is a critical step in the successful market launch of fuel cell vehicles,” said Chris Hostetter, group vice president, product and strategic planning, TMS. “We plan to bring a fuel cell vehicle to market in 2015, or sooner, and the infrastructure must be in place to support our customers’ needs.”

With increasing concerns about global warming – as well as the dependence upon imported oil – there’s a growing push to develop alternative power sources for the nation’s automotive fleet.  The primary focus, these days, is on battery power, but many experts believe that the ultimate solution is to switch to hydrogen.