Despite shipping and logistical challenges, the teams from across Asia persevered to build and design the most energy-efficient vehicles. This year, participants include students who are competing for the first time and returning students who are tweaking designs to make their cars more energy efficient.

“This is the first time we are joining the Shell Eco-marathon. Despite lack of experience as we had no mentoring from our seniors for the past two years, we are still optimistic to participate,” said Rheinanita, team manager of Bumi Siliwangi IV from Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia.

The team is competing in the battery-electric, UrbanConcept category.

Shell Eco-marathon Asia will return as a regional competition and will be held in Lombok on July 4 to 9, 2023.

Think Efficiency competition

 The “Think Efficiency” competition, which is initiated by Shell Indonesia to promote innovation in energy, is one of the events being held on the sidelines of the Shell Eco-marathon Indonesia 2022.

Held annually, the competition aims to encourage fresh ideas in three categories: energy, sustainability, and tribology. Tribology is the study of friction, combining engineering and science to understand how surfaces interact in relative motion. Significant energy is lost due to friction in mechanical components, so through tribology, the competition aims to improve energy-based science and technology.

“We hope that through the innovations we see today in the Think Efficiency competition conducted in conjunction with Shell Eco-marathon, they may provide solutions for some of the challenges we face in the energy sector today,” said Andri Pratiwa, General Manager of Lubricants Indonesia. “With a growing population, the demand for energy is also higher, so science, technology, innovation and collaboration across stakeholders are needed to find ways to use energy efficiently.”

The winners are:

  1. Tribology Category: Maxwell Team for its innovation of liquid film to protect metal surfaces in robotic machines by preventing the re-emergence of scratches.
  2. Energy Category: Schottky Team on its innovation of electric roofing technology
  3. Sustainability Category: Kuy (a+1) Team on its innovation of wear-coating on perpetual pavement, which is asphalt pavement with a service life of more than 50 years

Notes to editors

  • Shell Eco-marathon is a global programme built to offer students hands-on opportunities to develop ideas and technology, knowledge and skills, within an arena of competition.
  •  This year, Shell Eco-marathon is held from October 11 to 15, 2022 at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit in Lombok, an island in the West Tenggara province of Indonesia.
  • Students compete in two vehicle class categories: Prototype and Urban Concept. The Prototype class is focused on ultra-efficient, lightweight designs, typically with three wheels. The Urban Concept class is focused on energy efficiency in city driving in the form of conventional four-wheeled vehicle design.
  • Teams can design either Prototype or Urban Concept cars and choose from three energy categories: internal combustion engine (ICE), battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell.


Edit Wahyuningtyas
Corporate Communications - Shell Indonesia
Phone: +62 21 7592 4700
Fax: +62 21 7592 4679

Yasmine Maghfira
Senior Associate, GOLIN Jakarta
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