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Old 04-06-2013, 01:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shell Eco-Marathon Americas 2013, anyone?

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Old 04-11-2013, 05:02 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I never knew... Amazing. These people - these people need to disclose their secrets. But can I just say: Shell, what cheap Shell exec decided to make the grand prize $2,000? $2,000 is the grand prize? Oh come on! All that money they get from oil that they got by spilling innocent blood. It makes sense. Because why would they want us to have more fuel-efficient vehicles and use less gas, right? So hey, why not try to discourage innovation by just offering some sad $2,000 prize. And yet still we come. $2,000 is an embarrassment. Imagine the innovation if the prize were $100,000. But they don't want actual innovation. All it takes is one good idea - just 1. Look at the old Honda CVCC engines. Simple idea that saved a lot of gas and practically made HONDA. Remember that fellow eco-modders. All it takes is one. single. good. idea. And it could change everything. Dream big. Don't be afraid to make mistakes. One person and one single good idea can change history. YEAH THAT'S INSPIRING.
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The contest kind of seems like greenwashing to me.
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Old 05-15-2013, 08:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Guess there is no winning in some circles if your name is Shell. Perhaps this is the reason they are only putting up $2k.

The amount of money I would donate to ungrateful people would be zero.

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