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Sapu Angin 2 from ITS Breaks Record for Urban Concept Combustion Category at the First Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

Nine Indonesian teams swept a total of seven prizes at the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia, held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week.

Teams from four leading universities in Indonesia, ITS, UI, ITB and UGM competed at the event, held at the Sepang F1 Circuit from July 8-10. The teams had been given a rousing send off by The President of the Republic of Indonesia Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who hosted the teams during the National Education Day celebration at the State Palace before they left for the competition.

They did not disappoint. Indonesian teams returned home with proud achievements including winning the first, second and third prize in the Urban Concept Combustion category, first prize in the Gasoline Fuel Award, first prize in the People’s Choice Award and finalists in the Auto-Desk Design award. 

Darwin Silalahi, President Director and Country Chairman PT Shell Indonesia, said, “We are proud and elated that the student Indonesian teams were able to shine at such a competitive event at an international level.  The record breaking fuel-efficiency in the Urban Concept Combustion category by  Sapu Angin 2 from ITS is notably a remarkable achievement, as it their first experience in building a vehicle and to compete in SEM.”

The Sapu Angin 2 team from ITS achieved 237.6 kilometres per litre , to take home the first prize  in the Urban Concept Combustion category, which breaks the record set at Shell Eco-marathon Americas this year (185.87 km/l). The Sapu Angin 2 team also took home the  Urban Gasoline Fuel Award.

Meanwhile, Yellow Makara team and Zamrud Khatulistiwa Team from University Indonesia took home the second and third prize in the same Urban Concept Combustion category. They were amongst the 5 teams out of the 15 teams who met the rigorous technical inspections and safety standards in this category, enabling them to compete. From 81 teams and 10 countries across Asia that entered the SEM competition, only 53 passed this rigorous technical inspections and safety standards selection. All 9 Indonesia teams passed and were able to compete at the SEM Asia.

Other than the Shell Eco-marathon On Track Awards for Prototype and Urban Concept Vehicles, Off Track Awards were also given for Safety, Technical Innovation, Communications and Marketing. The off track awards complement the Shell Eco-marathon track awards because the competition is a total perspective. The Exia team from ITB took home the People’s Choice Award as the most popular team with more than 65.000 votes.

The Dazzling and Yellow Makara team from University of Indonesia were two of the five finalists for the Auto-Desk Design Award. This Design category recognises innovative design research in terms of ergonomics, aesthetics, choice of materials and technical feasibility. The originality and overall coherence of the design are also taken into account. The term “design” includes: vehicle structure, driving position, the engine, steering, suspension, braking, etc.

The kick-off of the event in Asia last Thursday made the Shell Eco-marathon a truly global event for the first time. It has been running in Europe since 1985 and the United States since 2007.The annual competition challenges students to design, build and drive a vehicle that can travel the furthest distance on the least amount of fuel.

Student teams participated in either the Prototype or Urban Concept categories. For the Prototype category, teams entered futuristic prototypes – streamlined vehicles focused on maximising fuel efficiency through innovative design elements, such as drag reduction.

For the Urban Concept category, teams entered more "roadworthy" fuel-efficient vehicles. Aimed at meeting the real-life needs of drivers, these vehicles are closer in appearance to the cars seen on roads today.  For both categories, teams can use any conventionally available energy source – including fuels such as diesel, gasoline and liquid petroleum gas (LPG), as well as alternative fuels such as hydrogen, biomass and solar.

The next Shell Eco-marathon Asia will be held in Sepang F1 Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, July 2011.

Urban Concept

Sapu Angin 2 - Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology

Sapu Angin 2 from ITS Breaks Record for Urban Concept Combustion Category at the First Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

Vehicles build to more conventional four-wheel roadworthy criteria and designed to meet the needs of today’s drivers.

Prototype Concept

Keris from Dazzling Team - University of Indonesia

Futuristic; streamlined three- or four-wheel vehicles where the primary design consideration is reducing drag and maximising efficiency.

Final Trophies and Prizes

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2010

Category Fuel Type Km Institution
Urban Concept Combustion Engine 237.6 Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia
  Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 612.4 National University of Singapore
  Gasoline Fuel 237.6 Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology, Indonesia
Prototype Concept Combustion Engine 1,521.9 Kong Thabbok Upatham Changkol Kho So Tho Bo School, Thailand
  Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 598.9 Universiti Teknologi Malaysia
  Solar Power 316.1 Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  Gasoline Fuel 1,521.9 Kong Thabbok Upatham Changkol Kho So Tho Bo School, Thailand

Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2010

Category Fuel Type Km Institution
Urban Concept Combustion Engine 347.6 Technical University of Denmark
  Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 747.2 De Haagse Hogeschool
  Solar Power 652 Lycee Louis Pasquet
Prototype Concept Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 4,896.1 Polytech Nantes, France
  Combustion Engine 2,964.7 La Joliverie Projet Microjoule, France
  Solar Power 652 Lycee Louis Pasquet

Shell Eco-marathon America 2010

Category Fuel Type Km Institution
Urban Concept Combustion Engine 185.87 Master Dei High School
Prototype Concept Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 780.9 Cicero North Syracuse High School, Cicero, NY
  Combustion Engine 1,057.5 Microjoule, St Joseph La Joliverie, France
  Solar Power 1,933.5 The Purdue University

Shell Eco-marathon: Records to Beat

Category Fuel Type Km Institution Year
Urban Concept Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 1,246 NTNU (Norges Tekniske og Naturvitenskapelige Universitet), Norway 2009
  Combustion Engine 589 Technical University of Denmark, Denmark 2009
Prototype Concept Fuel Cell/Hydrogen 4,896.1 Polytech Nantes France 2010
  Combustion Engine 3,777 Microjoule, St Joseph La Joliverie, France 2009

For more information and downloadable images on the Shell Eco-marathon, please go to: www.shell.com/ecomarathon


Fathia Syarif
Manager - Media Relations, External Affairs & Communications

PT Shell Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 7592 4700
Fax: +62 21 7592 4679