New Delhi: Shell Companies in India is proud to announce that Delhi Technological University (DTU) Supermileage team won the Off-Track Communications Award 2018 at the just concluded Shell Eco Marathon 2018 in Singapore. A part of the four-day Shell Make the Future annual event that showcases energy innovations for better living for Asia, Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 is a competition that challenges student teams to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.
Speaking on the occasion, Mr Nitin Prasad, Chairman, Shell Companies in India said, “We are proud of the nine student teams from India who represented the country at Shell Eco Marathon 2018. DTU Supermileage have done a commendable job of creating awareness and engaging a diverse set of audiences around the need for cleaner and fuel- efficient mobility solutions. I hope talented minds such as these will make India a destination for innovations in, efficient and sustainable transportation solutions.”
Team Supermileage from DTU created an infectious energy around the competition through their personalised and integrated communications reaching the student community, opinion leaders, neighbouring communities across India. They brought to life the story of the team and their efforts to create the car they raced across online and offline channels. They took it a step further by going into neighbouring communities to drive home the Eco-marathon and fuel efficiency story through games and competitions.
The winners of the Shell Eco-marathon ‘urban concept’ go on to participate in the Driver’s World Championship. This year three teams - SEMAR URBAN UGM INDONESIA from Universitas Gadjah Mada, ITS Team 2 from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember and GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta will be participating at the global DWC event to be held in London later this year.
Speaking about the Drivers’ World Championship Mr Norman Koch, General Manager, Shell Eco-Marathon, said, “The Drivers’ World Championship demands the best in automotive technology and innovation to push the boundaries of energy efficiency. Sharp skills and a sound strategy in handling the vehicle and managing fuel efficiency are imperative in helping the team cross the finish line first. We saw amazing action and excitement today and my accolades goes to all the teams.”
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2018 Shell Eco-marathon Asia Results
|Internal Combustion Engine||Panjavidhya1 |
Panjavidhya Technological College (Thailand)
|Battery Electric||Huaqi-EV |
Guangzhou College of South China University of Technology (China)
|Hydrogen Fuel Cell||TP ECO FLASH |
Temasek Polytechnic (Singapore)
|Internal Combustion Engine||ITS Team 2 |
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)
|Battery Electric||LH – EST |
Lac Hong University (Vietnam)
|Hydrogen Fuel Cell||NTU Singapore 3D-Printed Car |
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
|1st||SEMAR URBAN UGM INDONESIA |
Universitas Gadjah Mada
|2nd||ITS Team 2 |
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember
|3rd||GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM |
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta
2018 Shell Eco-marathon Asia Off-track Awards
About Make the Future Singapore
Shell’s Make the Future Singapore, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Asia, returned to Singapore for a second year from March 8-11, 2018. As a festival of ideas and innovation for Asia, this event has the widest geographical reach, accounting for more than 60% of the world’s population. Headlining the event was the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, where futuristic and fuel-efficient cars built by over 120 student teams from the Asia Pacific and the Middle East region competed to be the most energy-efficient.
Make the Future Festivals is Shell’s global platform for conversation, collaboration and innovation around the world’s energy challenges. With events hosted in countries around the globe, they aim to provide an opportunity for multiple stakeholders: including students, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and the public, to experience, test and contribute bright energy ideas.
About Shell Eco-marathon
One of the world’s longest-running student competitions, Shell Eco-marathon is a global programme that challenges bright student minds to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then put them to the test in competition.
Shell Eco-marathon Asia includes two key competitions. The longest running competition is the Mileage Challenge where teams compete to travel the farthest on the least amount of fuel. In 2017, the winning team of the Asian leg was efficient enough to travel 2,289 kilometres – the distance from Singapore to Chiang Mai, Thailand – on just one litre of fuel!
The second Shell Eco-marathon competition in Singapore is Drivers’ World Championship Asia. Introduced to the Shell Eco-marathon programme in 2016, Drivers’ World Championship challenges the best UrbanConcept teams to combine the proven energy efficiency of their car with the speed and skill of their driver, in a race to see who can cross the finish line first on the least amount of fuel.
Shell Eco-marathon is a visible demonstration of Shell’s commitment to help the world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way by working together with students, partners and other stakeholders.
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