Celebrity DJs Glenn Ong and Jean Danker were pitted against each other in a head-to-head competition this Saturday, 18 January, to obtain the highest fuel efficiency score. They were participating in Singapore’s first-ever Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driving Challenge.

This Driving Challenge is part of an educational journey on fuel-saving, which demonstrates how motorists can reduce costs by using the right fuel and making simple changes to driving habits. In journeying with Shell, Glenn and Jean learned to apply fuel efficiency to present day driving environments and future mobility scenarios. This learning should help them win in the final challenge at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia (“SEM”) which takes place in the Philippines this year.

Guiding Glenn and Jean as they manoeuvred the roads of Singapore and undertook pit-stop challenges were Ferdinand Lai and Annette Phay, one of the winning couples of the Shell FuelSave Challenge held in August 2013. Together, they averaged a high fuel efficiency score of 20.5 km/l in the challenge. SEM student teams from NTU and ITE College West were also present to share valuable tips with the couple as they geared up for the final leg before Manila.

Jean Danker emerged as the winner with a fuel efficiency score of 17.2 km/l and will be representing Singapore for the celebrity drive at SEM in Manila on 7 February 2014. She will join three other famous faces from Malaysia, Thailand, and the Philippines.  The celebrities will then compete in a challenge that will see them put Shell FuelSave fuels and their new-found fuel efficiency skills to the test to see who can go the furthest in an ultra-energy efficient vehicle designed by students.

Mr Louis Tan, General Manager, Retail Sales and Operations, Shell Singapore, says: “We’re delighted to have Jean representing Singapore. Shell is committed to finding innovative solutions to meet the energy challenge and supporting the next generation of car designers and engineers through initiatives such as Shell Eco-marathon. By applying the Shell FuelSave tips in combination with using Shell FuelSave fuels, drivers today can also play their part in becoming more fuel efficient and consume less energy.”

Speaking about her victory, Jean Danker said: “This two-hour driving challenge was a really great experience. I completed it without using air-conditioning the whole way, and I definitely learned a lot of tips. What I took away from today’s challenge for my regular driving was that there are so many ways to be fuel-efficient. I’m really excited to be taking this challenge to the next level in Manila, and I hope I can show Singaporean drivers it’s easy to become more fuel efficient by choosing the right fuel and making a few small changes to the way they drive.”

Shell Eco-marathon is an annual competition challenging student teams from around the world to compete in ultra-energy efficient vehicles they have designed and built. From 6-9 February 2014, 150 teams from 16 countries including four teams from Singapore will participate in the Asian leg, which is set to take place on the streets of Manila, the Philippines, for the first time. Driving their futuristic vehicles, teams will be competing to travel the furthest using the least amount of energy. In her driving challenge, Jean will demonstrate how using the right fuel and driving more efficiently can help to manage motoring costs and improve the fuel economy of road cars today.

To find out more about Shell Eco-marathon and discover simple tips to help manage motoring costs, please visit www.shell.com/global/environment-society/ecomarathon/events/asia.html.

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Rachel Ho

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Shell aims to be the best fuels retailer in the world. Today, Shell has approximately 44,000 retail stations in more than 80 countries. Over 100 years of experience developing fuel technology and services make it one of the leading providers of innovative fuels. Shell FuelSave 98 and 95 are the latest addition to this rich heritage which began in the 1920s with the launch of Dynamin, a fuel that offered some of the most advanced engine efficiency of its time.

About Shell FuelSave fuels

Shell FuelSave fuels are available at Shell petrol stations and are designed to save you fuel at no extra cost. For over 100 years, Shell scientists have been using their passion and expertise to create some of the most advanced fuels in the world. Shell FuelSave fuels are Shell’s most advanced fuel economy Regular fuels and contain an instantaneous fuel economy formula that is designed to improve fuel engine efficiency from the very first tank.

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