In a recent advertisement in Time, Shell announced this accomplishment. The idea of any vehicle traveling 8,870 miles on one gallon of fuel is hard to imagine. A person may say, "Sure a one person vehicle that is not practical for a family, can be done, but not family cars." Think again, multi- person transporters at last years Houston Shell Eco-Marathon boasted of over a thousand miles per gallon. There is a European, Asian and a Houston U.S.A. Eco-Marathon. What is truly bizarre is that these events are sponsored by the Shell oil company. Next time you meet a car company engineer or salesman that says the new car your looking at gets 30 miles a gallon, say, "Is that all?"
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Shell company page on American event: Houston Eco-Marathon information