Team NTU Singapore 3D-printed car to participate in the Drivers' World Championship Asia tomorrow
Mar 18, 2017
The penultimate day of the Shell Make the Future Singapore festival is one to remember with Shell Eco-marathon Asia on-track action and energising performances off-track
Team NTU Singapore 3D-Printed Car from the Nanyang Technological University (top left) will compete as finalist at the Drivers’ World Championship Asia (19 March)
The penultimate day of Make the Future Singapore saw the UrbanConcept competition of Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017 come to an exciting close. Competing with highly innovative vehicles resembling modern cars, 123 teams from across the region battled it out to go the furthest on the least amount of energy. Team Sadewa from Indonesia took home top honours with a record of 375km/l, setting new records for the UrbanConcept category in Asia.
“With each edition of Shell Eco-marathon Asia, we are encouraged by the quality of thinking displayed by the students, as well as their openness in embracing innovations and energy types,” said Norman Koch, General Manager for Shell Eco-marathon. “We congratulate the UrbanConcept teams who have set new mileage records this year – and look forward to seeing the top teams participate in the first-ever Drivers’ World Championship Asia tomorrow.”
A total of five Singapore student teams took part in the UrbanConcept Category today, with four out of five teams – Team SUTD EV Club from the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), Team NUS ELECTRIC ECO CAR from the National University of Singapore (NUS), Team Hotshot from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, and Team ElectroLiTE from Institute of Technical Education – participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia for the first time this year.
Team manager Fu Shenluo of Team SUTD EV Club, SUTD’s pioneer team participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia, said: “We had to build our car from scratch without any prior knowledge, experience or resources, unlike some of the other teams whose schools have previously participated in the competition. We had to re-work our vehicle through trial and error, but we are very proud of how the car turned out eventually. Being able to qualify for the on-track race is already an achievement, and we aim to come back stronger in future editions of Shell Eco-marathon Asia.”
Team NTU Singapore 3D-Printed Car, participating in this competition for the eighth time, clocked sixth place in the UrbanConcept Battery Electric category with an improved mileage of 84 km/kWh this year from 77 km/kWh in 2016.
“Given that we are almost a completely fresh team, we felt the pressure to do well in this competition. It has been a tough fight – although we received guidance from past NTU students participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia, we still faced some unexpected challenges along the way that tested our problem-solving skills. The competition is certainly not easy but we are determined to do our best and will bring the same team spirit to the Drivers’ World Championship Asia tomorrow,” said Richmond Ten, team manager of Team NTU Singapore 3D-Printed Car.
The Drivers’ World Championship Asia will see 11 other teams compete in a head-to-head race to be the fastest and most energy-efficient driver in the region. The teams are:
- Team Sadewa; Indonesia
- ITS Team 2; Indonesia
- GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM; Indonesia
- Bengawan Team 2; Indonesia
- Team Cikal Ethanol; Indonesia
- DLSU Eco Car Team – I.C.E; Philippines
- Team LH – EST; Vietnam
- Team Dagisik UP; Philippines
- Nogogeni ITS Team 1; Indonesia
- Team KOOKMIN RACING; South Korea
- Team EnduroKiwis; New Zealand
Mr. Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources, who was present at the festival, commented: “With climate change being a key concern in Singapore, events like Shell's Make the Future Singapore provide us with real and innovative examples of how we can continue to meet our growing energy demand in a carbon constrained world. Every Singaporean can and must play a part in our fight against global climate change and this festival offers a great and exciting opportunity for everyone to experience these solutions firsthand. On this note, I am truly heartened to see students being engaged and collaborative in this effort to build a more sustainable world.”
The last day of Make the Future Singapore 2017 and Shell Eco-marathon Asia will see the remaining four Singapore teams taking part in the final leg of the mileage competition in the Prototype category. An awards ceremony will round up four days of intense competition, crowning the winners of the Drivers’ World Championship Asia, the on-track winners of Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017 as well as off-track winners of the following categories: Communications, Vehicle Design, Technical Innovation, Safety, and Perseverance & Spirit of the Event.
Singaporean singer Nathan Hartono delivers a power-packed performance
Off the track, crowds at the main stage were treated to energising musical performances, kicked off with a set by rising Asian star and Singaporean talent Nathan Hartono. Nathan’s performance was followed by international recording artiste Pixie Lott, an ambassador for the #MaketheFuture movement. Pixie delivered a performance with familiar and new tunes, including a rendition of ‘Best Day of my Life’ – the song and music video that marked the launch of Make the Future globally.
For more information on Make the Future Singapore and to register for free tickets to the event, please visit www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg.
Urbanconcept Category Results
|Rank||Team name||Country||School Name||Fuel type||
|2||ITS Team 2||Indonesia||Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember||Diesel||335.8|
|3||GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM||Indonesia||Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta||Gasoline||220.8|
|4||Bengawan Team 2||Indonesia||Sebelas Maret University||Diesel||213.5|
|5||Cikal Ethanol||Indonesia||Institut Teknologi Bandung||Ethanol||197.9|
|6||DLSU Eco Car Team – I.C.E.||Philippines||De La Salle University||Gasoline||195.9|
|Rank||Team name||Country||School Name||
|1||LH – EST||Vietnam||Lac Hong University||107.8|
|2||Dagisik UP||Philippines||University of the Philippines – Diliman||106.6|
|3||Nogogeni ITS Team 1||Indonesia||Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember||100.1|
|4||KOOKMIN RACING||South Korea||Kookmin University||97.7|
|5||EnduroKiwis||New Zealand||University of Canterbury||95.3|
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About Make the Future Singapore
Make the Future Singapore is a festival of ideas and innovations for Asia that supports bright energy ideas and provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation about the global energy challenge. It is a four-day event that will take place at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from March 16-19, 2017. Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will be able to explore what is happening now and see what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energy to natural gas and low-carbon technologies; learn about bright ideas from around Asia; and participate in interactive zones about the future of energy, mobility and innovation by Shell and other partners. For more information, please visit www.shell.com.sg/makethefuturesg.
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Shell Eco-marathon is a unique, global competition that challenges students to push the boundaries of energy efficiency on the road. There are three Shell Eco-marathon competitions held throughout the year in Asia, America and Europe. The competition provides an arena for students to test vehicles they design and build themselves. It aims to inspire young people to become scientists and engineers of the future.
Shell Eco-marathon began in 1939 at a Shell research laboratory in the United States as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the most miles per gallon from their vehicle. In 1985 in France, Shell Eco-marathon as we know it today was born. In April 2007, the Shell Eco-marathon Americas event was launched in the United States, and in 2010, the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia was held in Malaysia, up until 2013. The event was held in Manila, Philippines from 2014 to 2016 and moves to Singapore as part of the Make the Future festival for the first time in 2017.
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