Rice students get ready to rev their engines at Shell Eco-marathon Americas event

HOUSTON - Rice University students are helping find new ways to create energy efficient vehicles, as they get ready to compete in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas on April 19-22 in California.

The Rice Electric Vehicle team of about 20 students has worked to manufacture a battery electric-powered 'UrbanConcept' vehicle. They'll get to test the car against 1,000 students from across the Americas, including Canada, Mexico, Brazil and the US at Sonoma Raceway.

To follow their journey, click here.