More than 80 student teams from 12 countries in the Asia-Pacific and Middle East regions will participate in this regional-scale program. As of June 2024, more than 40 student teams from Indonesia have registered to participate in this competition. They will compete against other teams from Brunei Darussalam, China, India, Kazakhstan, Malaysia, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Susi Hutapea, Vice President of Corporate Relations at Shell Indonesia, said, "Indonesia has been hosting Shell Eco-marathon for the last three years. This platform is part of our efforts to empower the next generation of energy leaders for the future, including students in the country. We embody the spirit of the younger generation to innovate and collaborate in creating technology that can drive efficiency. Together with students, we aim to answer future energy challenges and contribute to innovative transportation solutions."

Two Indonesian teams, Arjuna Team of the University of Indonesia (UI) and Bumi Siliwangi 2 Team of the Indonesian Education University (UPI), will again compete in Shell Eco-marathon Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Successfully fourth place in the 2023 regional championship, Arjuna Team will compete in Urban Concept category with the electric battery subcategory this year. Bumi Siliwangi 2 Team, the third-place winner for the hydrogen fuel subcategory in the 2023 Prototype category, will compete again in the same category in July 2024.

Zahran Mizuya, Manager of Arjuna Team of the University of Indonesia, said, "Arjuna Team of the University of Indonesia has made maximum preparations to become champions in the mileage challenge and regional championship in 2024. We will bring several innovations, including the aerodynamic design of the new car and the improvement of the propulsion and transmission systems. We believe that our development for the Shell Eco-marathon can also contribute to the energy transition in Indonesia."

Shell Eco-marathon Asia-Pacific and the Middle East 2024 provides an opportunity for student teams to compete in Urban Concept and Prototype vehicle categories. The energy sources used are divided into three subcategories: namely internal combustion engines (gasoline, diesel or ethanol), electric batteries, and hydrogen fuel cells.

Shell Eco-marathon Asia-Pacific and the Middle East 2024 will also feature various side events to empower the younger generation. These include Shell LiveWIRE, an enterprise development program for young energy entrepreneurs; Shell NXplorers, an educational program focusing on critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills for youth; and Shell Indonesia Women's Network, a discussion and empowerment program enabling students to explore their future potential.

Shell Eco-marathon is a global innovation program that challenges young generations to design, build, and test energy-efficient vehicles. The program brings together students' expertise and creative ideas worldwide to develop innovative and cleaner energy solutions. Shell Eco-marathon has successfully evolved into a connectivity platform where students, industry players, and environmentalists exchange ideas and promote innovation towards a more sustainable future.

For more information, please contact:

Reza Fawzy
Corporate Communications – Shell Indonesia

About Shell Eco-marathon

The Shell Eco-marathon challenges high school and college student teams from around the world to design and build the most energy efficient vehicles to address future energy challenges and promote smarter, more sustainable mobility.

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