Members of the team said, “It feels great to be the champions again and retain the title in Shell Eco-marathon 2019. We have worked very hard to be where we are today and would like to thank all our supporters, sponsors and our institute. Shell events are always a challenge and we continue to learn and grow with every passing year. We would like to thank Shell for all the support, motivation and for providing this great opportunity to hone our capabilities.”

Shell Eco-marathon results

On-track Awards

The list of the winning teams in each award category is as follows:

Winner Result
Battery Electric Prototype

Team Averera

Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University

387.9 km/kwh
ICE Prototype

Team ETA

K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering

268.7 km/l
ICE Urban Concept

DTU Supermileage

Delhi Technological University

141.4 km/l

Off-track Awards

This year, Shell Eco-marathon India had four awards in the ‘Off-track’ category: Communications, Technical Innovation, Safety, and Circular Economy.

Communications Award

Team Infieon Supermileage from SRM University, Chennai won the prize money of Rs 2,50,000 in this award category for executing an impactful communications campaign to promote their team in the competition.

Technical Innovation Award

Team Averera from Indian Institute of Technology - Banaras Hindu University demonstrated exceptional technical ingenuity and innovation in developing their battery electric prototype. They were awarded prize money of Rs 2,50,000.

Safety Award

Team ETA from K.J. Somaiya College of Engineering, Mumbai was the winner in the award category for demonstrating exceptional behavioural safety and safe working practices both in the paddocks and on the track. The team was recognized for their overall approach to ensuring their own and other people’s safety during the competition. They won a prize money of Rs 2,50,000 for their efforts.

Circular Economy Award

The newly added ‘Circular Economy’ award was presented to team E^2 from Graphic Era University, Uttarakhand for demonstrating circular economy thinking in the concept, design and/or execution of vehicle production, functioning and/or disassembly process. The objective of this category is to motivate students to think how they can integrate the concept of circular economy in engineering materials, products and services for real-life industrial and consumer solutions. The team received Rs 2,50,000 in prize money.

NXplorers

Make the Future Live India also showcased several projects developed by students of the NXplorers program – Shell’s innovative educational programme focused on the food-water-energy nexus which aims to build awareness, develop knowledge and provide thinking tools and complex problem solving skills to the leaders of the future.

Some of the projects on display included the Zero Carbon Electricity Generation model which involves capturing kinetic energy from students playing on sensors installed in school grounds to generate energy for school kitchen gardens, toilets and water faucets; a project which details integrated farming by diverting poultry and food waste for agriculture while generating biogas and electricity from available resources at the same time. Also on display was a unique project inspired from Namibian beetles, cactus plants and the insectivorous Pitcher plant, which enables it to collect water vapor from air and use it for irrigation. 

Notes to Editor

About Make the Future Live India 2019

Held for the first time in India in 2018, Make the Future featuring Shell Eco-marathon, is a festival of ideas and innovation. It is a unique global platform for conversations, collaboration and innovations focused on world’s energy challenges. In India, the event focuses on “Powering progress in mobility, together”. The four-day event will feature bright energy ideas and solutions that address the global energy challenge: how to meet the energy demands of the future, while producing less CO2. Taking place at Shell Technology Centre Bengaluru (STCB) from November 19-22, 2019, the event will host thousands of visitors, inviting them to experience the ideas, contribute their own and join the journey to an energy-efficient, low-carbon future.

About Shell Eco-marathon India

Shell Eco-marathon is a competition for students who are passionate about developing innovative mobility solutions. It challenges engineering, design, science and technology students to design, build and drive the world’s most energy efficient vehicle. 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. Teams from colleges/universities across India will compete in an exciting head-to-toe race to see who has the most energy-efficient vehicle.

About Shell in India

Shell is one of the most diversified international energy company in India with over 8500 employees and presence across upstream, integrated gas, downstream, renewable energy, and deep capabilities in R&D, digitalization and business operations. With a retail presence across six states – Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Assam Shell is expanding its network of fuel stations across the country. It has the entire Lubricants end-to-end value chain in India, from conceptualization and development, to production and distribution. This includes a world class lubricant oil blending plant with a capacity of more than 115 million litres, a distributor network of more than 185 and over 60,000 retailers across the country. The company also fully owns and operates an LNG re-gasification terminal at Hazira. Through its subsidiary, BG Exploration and Production India Limited, Shell holds a 30% interest in, and is joint operator of the Panna - Mukta oil and gas fields. With a focus on digitization and future ready sustainable solutions, the company is nurturing a vibrant ecosystem in India to accelerate energy innovations with Shell E4 for startups, Shell Eco-marathon and investments in new energy companies like Husk Power and Cleantech Solar. Shell also remains committed to making positive contributions to the communities in which it operates through programmes like NXplorers, Access to Energy and Road Safety across India. Follow @shell_India @makethefuture @shell_ecomar to know how it is redefining the energy space.

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