Shell Eco-marathon held in Indonesia for first time as students compete with energy-efficient car inventions
Oct 13, 2022
Mandalika, Lombok, Indonesia – Shell Eco-marathon Indonesia 2022 kicked off on Thursday, held in Indonesia for the first time. More than 40 student teams from across Asia are competing to design, build and operate energy-efficient cars.
Returning to the track in Asia for the first time since the pandemic, Shell Eco-marathon will be 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.
As one of the world’s longest-running student competitions, Shell-Eco-marathon is a global programme that challenges high school and university students to design and develop ultra-energy-efficient vehicles and then put them to the test on the circuit. Competing vehicles must pass a detailed technical inspection before being allowed onto the track to see how far they can go on the least amount of fuel.
During the Shell Eco-marathon Indonesia 2022, students from the region including Indonesia, India, Singapore, Vietnam, the Philippines, Kazakhstan, Malaysia and South Korea will 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, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cell.
The event will also feature a dialogue session on the future of mobility, a workshop on social investment program called “Shell NXplorers” and the “Think Efficiency” competition which is initiated by Shell Indonesia to promote innovation in energy.
Shell Indonesia President Director and Country Chair, Ingrid Siburian, said, “The two-year break from on-track competition has not dampened the students’ enthusiasm and innovation. The event aims to push the boundaries of what is technically possible and gives students a chance to transfer their energy-efficiency theories into hands-on experience on the track. At the same time, it brings to life Shell’s mission of Powering Progress by providing more and cleaner energy solutions.”
Notes to editors
- About Shell Eco-marathon:
Shell Eco-Marathon has been challenging the student teams in Asia since 2010. The programme provides a platform for high school and university teams to explore every aspect of design and technology, using their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths (STEM) skills to build their own ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition.
The concept of Shell Eco-marathon can be traced back to 1939 when Bob Greenshields, Shell’s Research Director, made a friendly wager with his colleagues at Shell Oil Company in the USA on who could travel farthest using the same amount of fuel.
The track competition has come a long way since then and today’s teams can choose from energy categories such as ICE (Internal Combustion Engines), battery electric, or hydrogen fuel cell. In line with innovative, STEM-based thinking, they also build their lightweight and energy-efficient vehicles using different materials that range from advanced carbon fibre to bamboo.
- The BMW i4 electric car will be the Safety Car for Shell Eco-Marathon Indonesia 2022.
- For more information and future updates on Shell Eco-marathon, go to makethefuture.shell or follow #ShellEcoMarathon.
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