The Henry Ford and Shell to Recognize Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 Diesel Record Setting Student High School Team

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Student Team to Unveil Record-Setting Custom-Designed Ultra-Fuel-Efficient Diesel Vehicle fromShell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 Competition

WHAT:    On May 1 at 10:30 a.m. EDT, The Henry Ford will hold a joint press conference with Shell to recognize the high school team that set a new record in diesel fuel efficiency at the Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014 this past weekend. Shell Eco-marathon is a unique, global competition that challenges high school and university students to push the boundaries of energy efficiency on the road.

The Sullivan High School team, from Sullivan, Indiana, will showcase their winning, built-from-scratch ultra-fuel-efficient vehicle designed for Shell Eco-marathon Americas 2014.

Sullivan High School’s Team “No Spark Plug Allowed” set a new fuel efficiency record for Shell Eco-marathon Americas in the diesel category with 1,899 MPG equivalent.

The Henry Ford will display the team’s winning vehicle to highlight the innovation, passion and teamwork required to push mobility forward as Detroit gears up to host the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Americas competition.

The Henry Ford IMAX Lobby
20900 Oakwood Boulevard, Dearborn, MI 48124

WHEN:    Thursday, May 1: 10:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.

  •     10:30 a.m. Announcement
  •     10:45 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Team Meet & Greet, press/photo opp and interviews

WHO:    NOTE: All are available for Interviews

  •     Spence Medford, Vice President, The Henry Ford
  •     Pamela Rosen, Shell Eco-marathon Americas spokesperson
  •     Chris Stitzle, Superintendent, Southwest School Corporation
  •     Sullivan High School “No Spark Plug Allowed” team

One student team
One futuristic, ultra-fuel-efficient record-setting vehicle
The Henry Ford
Spence Medford, Vice President, The Henry Ford
Chris Stitzle, Superintendent, Southwest School Corporation

Melissa Foster, Media & Film Relations Manager, The Henry Ford

Pamela Rosen, Shell Eco-marathon Americas spokesperson

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