Jakarta, March 07, 2016. Indonesian student teams recorded resounding achievements in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016 at Rizal Park Manila, Philippines on March 3-6, 2016. Seven out of 20 Indonesian student teams successfully bag the awards; six teams won six awards in UrbanConcept Category and one team won an award in Prototype Category. They bested 117 student teams from 17 countries across Asia, the Middle East and Australia.
The six winning student teams in UrbanConcept Category were:
- Team Sadewa from Universitas Indonesia (UI) won First Place in UrbanConcept Shell FuelSave Gasoline Category with mileage record 275km/l.
- Team ITS Team 2 from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) won First Place in UrbanConcept Shell FuelSave Diesel Category with mileage record 250km/l.
- Team Bengawan Team 2 from Universitas Sebelas Maret won Second Place in UrbanConcept Shell FuelSave Diesel Category with mileage record 139km/l.
- Team Cikal Ethanol from Intitut Teknologi Bandung won Second Place in UrbanConcept Shell FuelSave Alternative Fuel (Ethanol) with mileage record 184km/l.
- Team Horas Mesin from Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU) won Third Place in UrbanConcept Shell FuelSave Alternative Fuel (Ethanol) with mileage record 123km/l.
- Team Bumi Siliwangi Team 4 from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI) won Second Place in UrbanConcept Battery Electric with mileage record 78km/kWh.
Another team from University of Indonesia, Team Nakoela secured First Place in Prototype Shell Fuel Save Gasoline Category with mileage record 792km/l. “We are proud of this winning since we did not actually target it. Our target was to gain achievement better than earlier years’ records. This winning truly came from the team perseverance and solidarity in addition to the full support from our mentors Bambang Sugiarto and Ario Sunar Baskoro, and the alumni of University of Indonesia student teams for Shell Eco-marathon,” Manager of Team NakoelaDiatri Mika Putra said.
President Director of PT Shell Indonesia Darwin Silalahi said, “We are proud and pleased to see the achievements of our Indonesian student teams in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016 in Manila, Philippines. This year’s achievement has strengthened Indonesian position as the reputable team in the most energy efficient vehicle design, building and driving competition, regularly held by Shell. Indonesian student teams have evidently managed to win awards in Shell Eco-marathon Asia in seven years of participation since 2010. These achievements reflect Indonesian students’ competence in designing innovative cars as well as their concern about the future alternative energy.”
Darwin Silalahi further added, “We are pleased to support them as the reputable student teams in this international competition. Moreover, three of them – Team Sadewa, Team Bumi Siliwangi Team 4 and Team ITS Team 2 will join Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship in Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2016 next June in London, England. We hope Indonesian student teams will defend their achievements and further improve their skills in creating futuristic energy efficient cars.”
Based on this year’s results, five UrbanConcept teams have qualified for the Drivers’ World Championship, held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London, England on June 30-July 03, 2016. Qualified teams include three teams from Indonesia – Team Sadewa from Universitas Indonesia (UI), Team ITS Team 2 from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) and TeamBumi Siliwangi Team 4 from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (UPI).
Manager of Team Sadewa Alfian Ibnu Pratama said, “The winning was beyond our expectation and target. Our car failed to enter the track last year due to technical problems. This year, we managed to complete the lap with valid mileage record at 275km/l in even the fourth run.”
In “Drivers’ World Championship”, drivers in Shell Eco-marathon will go head-to-head in a traditional racing car format whilst maintaining the need to drive efficiently. The winning team will earn an invite to spend one week with Scuderia Ferrari at their factory in Italy. Once in Maranello, they will meet the team and receive personal coaching and advice from the engineers on how they can improve their car for the Shell Eco-marathon 2017.
Manager of Bumi Siliwangi Team 4 Amin Sobirin said, “We are happy for the winning. Actually, we simply targeted the full and valid runs on track. We also aimed at experiencing to compete in international competition.” Meanwhile, Manager of ITS Team 2 Rizkiadi Wilis Prakoso said, “It is an unexpected winning as we had to deal with some technical problems forcing us to return to Technical Inspection area for several times and suspend our run. We managed to achieve the best mileage record in the fourth run at 250km/l with diesel fuel. This achievement was fully supported by our teamwork and driver skill.”
Being qualified to participate in “Drivers’ World Championship” is an amazing achievement for UPI student team. They won their first award – reaching the second place – after five years of participation in Shell Eco-marathon Asia. Amin Sobirin said Bumi Siliwangi Team 4 debuted in UrbanConcept Category using battery electric this year. Bumi Siliwangi Team 4 was among five UrbanConcept teams earning an invite to Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2016. “We will improve controller, motor, battery management system (BMS), body and chassis for Shell Eco-marathon Europe. Team’s time management is also another aspect that we need to improve,” he said.
Shell Eco-marathon Global Technical Director Norman Koch said, “Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship Race marks an important step in the evolution of Shell Eco-marathon and the global drive for energy efficiency, challenging the students to push further than they have before.” Norman added, “I am very glad to see five teams from Shell Eco-marathon Asia record strong mileage results in order to qualify for the Drivers’ World Championship, and I look forward to seeing them compete against the best in the world.”
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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, 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. Since 2014, the event has been held in Manila, Philippines, which will continue to host the event until 2016.