Singapore students to compete in Malaysia at Shell Eco-marathon Asia’s 10th year
Apr 12, 2019
- Make the Future Live, featuring Shell Eco-marathon Asia, goes to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from April 29 – May 2, 2019 where representatives from business, academia, government, and students will explore the future of energy and mobility.
- Shell Eco-marathon Asia celebrates its 10th year and returns to Sepang International Circuit where it was first held. Over 100 student teams from Asia Pacific and the Middle East are competing in the Asian leg of this worldwide programme.
- Six cars from four tertiary institutions in Singapore will challenge their peers on the track with their own energy-efficient designs.
Make the Future Live Malaysia, goes to Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on April 29 – May 2, 2019 bringing together representatives from business, academia, government and high school and university students to explore the future of energy and mobility.
At the heart of Make the Future Live Malaysia is Shell Eco-marathon Asia, which celebrates its 10th year of challenging bright young student minds to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition. This year, the event will see over 100 university and high school teams from 18 countries across Asia Pacific and Middle East come together in a display of ultra-energy efficiency innovation.
“Make the Future Live Malaysia provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation towards a lower-carbon energy future, particularly in Asia with its diversity, complexity and varying energy challenges,” said Norman Koch, Make the Future Live General Manager. “The Sepang International Circuit provides a real track experience, making it a challenging and competitive track venue for the heart of the Make the Future Live events, Shell Eco-marathon.”
Students will have to navigate the iconic Sepang International Circuit in the Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge – a test to see whose car could go the farthest using the least amount of energy. Last year in Singapore, the winning team was efficient enough to travel 2,341 kilometres – about the distance from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yangon, Myanmar – on just one litre of fuel!
Teams will also be able to qualify for the Drivers’ World Championship – matching the proven energy efficiency of their vehicle, with the speed, skill and strategy of the driver in a race to cross the finish line first without running out of their tiny allocation of energy.
For the first time, Shell Eco-marathon Asia will welcome entrants from Nepal. Students from Kathmandu University will compete with a prototype gasoline vehicle.Make the Future Live is a global programme bringing people and ideas into collaborative spaces, driving towards a lower-carbon energy future. 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.
Make the Future Live has the following Global Partners:
- Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
- Southwest Research Institute
For more information on Make the Future Live Malaysia and Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019, please visit: www.shell.my/makethefuture
Notes to Editors:
To access previous event images, visit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/shell_eco-marathon/albums
Participating teams as of April 4, 2019
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Ca-Mie De Souza
General Manager, External Relations Singapore
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