Discover more about the routes and vehicles the teams took on their lower CO2 emissions road trip from Los Angeles to New York City. You can also check out the full-length episodes and behind-the-scenes video and photography.
An epic lower CO₂ emissions adventure from Los Angeles to New York
Two teams, more than 30 vehicles, one amazing lower CO2 emissions challenge. In The Great Travel Hack it’s not about going faster, it’s about going cleaner. Learn more about the challenge, the teams, the vehicles and more.
Dumont Dunes, Mojave Desert, California
Calico Basin, Las Vegas, Nevada
The Valley of Fire Highway, East of Las Vegas
Zion National Park, Nevada
Zion National Park, Nevada
Utah, looking towards the Rockies
Driving from Denver to Kansas City
The Heart of America Bridge, Kansas City, Missouri
Energy is all around us – it powers our lives and keeps us moving. But as populations grow and thrive, so does the need for more energy. Especially when it comes to transport.
This increasing demand is contributing to rising CO2 emissions and putting pressure on our climate. We must find ways to both produce more and cleaner energy and use it better.
But what does the road ahead look like? Could we keep moving forward while thinking forward?
This is The Great Travel Hack.
Two teams battle it out to cross the USA using the lowest CO2 emissions possible in the ultimate efficiency challenge. Hosted by Big Bang Theory star Kaley Cuoco and monitored by Mission Control – a team of Shell engineers and student scientists watching behind the scenes – this isn’t a race about travelling faster, it’s about travelling cleaner.
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Watch The Great Travel Hack and find out who was victorious in this amazing lower CO2 challenge.
Discover more about the teams taking on an amazing lower CO2 emissions challenge.
Meet the super brainiacs monitoring every move of the two teams on The Great Travel Hack.
More than 30 different vehicles were used during The Great Travel Hack. What were they and what do they run on?
Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements in the universe and could play a significant role in the transition to a clean and low-carbon energy system. Shell has a growing network of hydrogen stations in Europe and in North America, where it is part of several initiatives to encourage the adoption of hydrogen in transport.
Liquefied natural gas can be a cost-competitive and cleaner fuel for heavy-duty road transport, shipping and industrial users.
Shell is working to meet the charging needs of electric vehicle drivers – at home, at work or on the road. Electric vehicles are expected to play an increasingly important role in transporting people and products.