The Shell Energy-Efficient Concept Car has arrived at ACM through Sunday, November 27 – and in celebration you’re invited to show off your own Microcar on ACM’s Anderson Plaza!
You and your car club are invited to bring your Microcars to ACM and enjoy complimentary parking on the Anderson Plaza to showcase your vehicles. Groups of 10 or more will also receive a discounted group tour rate to explore the Museum.
To take advantage of this celebration of Microcars, please email RSVP@americascarmuseum.org or call 253.779.8490 to make your reservation.
Shell collaborated with engine specialists Geo Technology and automotive experts Gordon Murray Design to design, test and build an exceptionally energy-efficient concept city car that was affordable, accessible and capable of reducing personal transport energy use in a material way using advanced technologies available today.
The Shell Concept Car made its USA debut at AAPEX/SEMA in Las Vegas, November 1-4, and is now embarking on a road show to demonstrate what can be achieved when Shell’s engine oil products are integrated right from the start into the design of a vehicle and engine. Shell specifically “˜designed’ an engine oil that complements and enhances the overall efficiency of the vehicle. It is a bespoke formulation, based on its premium product, Pennzoil Platinum, with PurePlus Technology. In layman’s terms, this is a prototype oil designed to be as efficient as possible. The choice of engine oil/lubricant is in keeping with the project philosophy of pushing current available technologies to their limits, in the hunt for energy efficiency. For all other fluids supplied we have gone for best off-the-shelf product/formulations.
The project demonstrates Shell’s involvement and capability in the transport energy debate, and showcases its co-engineering capability. The Shell Concept Car is intended to be a vehicle made for cities, because that is where most of the driving around the world is done and where an estimated 80% of all transport-related CO2 emissions are produced.