Extending his congratulations to the teams, Shell Eco-marathon Technology & Student Liaison Manager, Norman Koch, said, “I would like to thank all the winners, as well as each and every team in this year’s competition for the months of hard work spent preparing their vehicles. The written submissions received this year have been nothing short of impressive, and I am confident that they will be able to carry their passion, zeal and dedication back on the track as we welcome them to next year’s event in Manila.”
Registered participants for the 2013 competition will be granted automatic entry to the next installment of Shell Eco-marathon Asia, due to be held in February, 2014 in Manila, Philippines. They will join a new batch of students looking to push the boundaries of fuel efficiency with vehicles designed and built from scratch, on a brand new track created just for the event on the city streets.
The summary of the Off-Track award winners are as follows:
Shell Student Energy Challenge
Team Rakata from Indonesia’s Institute Teknologi Bandung walked away with the top prize of USD 5,000 for their submission for the Shell Student Energy Challenge. The team impressed the judges with their thorough research of urban CO2 emission sources and their detailed ideas and recommendations how to reduce them in future. Team Lahutay 2 from the Philippines’ University of San Carlos took 2nd place winning USD 3,000, Egypt’s ASU Racing Team from Ain Shams University won the 3rd place prize of USD 2,000 and Singapore’s iTerbo III came in 4th place winning USD 1,000.
Shell Helix Tribology Award
ITS Team 2 from Indonesia’s Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember stood out with their understanding of how lubricant selection impacts vehicle performance, quantifying this with computer aided simulations to determine friction and fuel economy and adjusting design elements to consider tribology impacts.
Team USM EVT from Malaysia’s Universiti Sains took the prize for the second year running with a strong combination of reused materials and alternative fuel. Their vehicle, whose chassis is made from wood sourced from non-virgin forests, was designed to be 95% recyclable – a testament to their green thinking.
Team iTErbo III from Institute of Technical Education in Singapore impressed judges with a clean, simple and functional design that served its purpose effectively – to be an economical and environmentally sound vehicle while ensuring the safety and comfort of the driver.
DLSU Eco-car Team ICE from De La Salle University in the Philippines took the Communications award with a creative and effective public awareness initiative focused on youth. Their clever use of social media, campus events, roadshows and partnerships with brands as well as industry bodies helped garner a strong footprint in educational institutions, on TV, radio and online.
Team Aguila from Mapua Institute of Technology in the Philippines scored highly with a winning combination of extensive research and partnerships with industry experts, originality in their technical solutions such as their dog clutch and multi-plate clutch combo and derailleur chain transmission, and execution with driver ergonomics and sustainability in mind, using a lightweight indigenous material, rattan, for the cockpit, backseat and footrest.
For more information on all 2013 Shell Eco-marathon events across the globe, including official rules, instructions for registration and details on prizes, please visit the Shell Eco-marathon website at www.shell.com/ecomarathon.
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About Shell Eco-marathon
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. The winner of that contest barely achieved 50 mpg (21 km/l), and from these humble origins, a more organized competition evolved. In 1985 in France, Shell Eco-marathon as we know it today was born. In April 2007, Shell Eco-marathon Americas event was launched in the United States, and in 2010, the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia was held in Malaysia. Malaysia has hosted the event for the past three years and will do so for the final time in 2013, following which, the event will move to Manila, Philippines from 2014 to 2016.