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Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015 finished with five new mileage records in the street circuit challenge
Prototype Shell Diesel Winner - Clean Diesel Team from Japan
This year’s winners bested over 120 student teams from 17 countries across Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa – including new entrants from Australia, Bangladesh, Oman and Saudi Arabia. Teams submitted vehicle entries in either the UrbanConcept or Prototype category in any of the seven different energy types. Results are measured on who can drive the furthest on the equivalent of 1 kWh of electricity, 1 m3 of hydrogen or 1 litre of fuel.
In addition to the 10 On-Track awards, teams also competed for six Off-Track Awards that tested their technical and creative skills, as well as their approach to safety and sustainability. A panel of experts from various fields judged the students on a variety of categories that covered Safety, Communications, Technical Innovation, Vehicle Design, Perseverance and Spirit of the Event and Tribology.
Clean Diesel Team from Hyogo Prefectural Tajima Technical Institute, Japan also won Vehicle Design Award. Clean Diesel Team won for their ingenious vehicle design that successfully integrated ergonomic, aesthetic, material, technical and eco-friendly elements. The vehicle design allows sufficient space for the driver’s comfort, is aerodynamically optimised and visually pleasing. The team efficiently used a structure made of carbon fibre of just the right thickness, turned a conventional approach into creative implementation with their power train and engine management system to improve overall driving efficiency, and utilised recyclable materials reducing the car’s environmental footprint.
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 hosted Shell Eco-Marathon Asia until 2013. Since 2014, the event is being held in Manila, Philippines, which will continue to host the event until 2016.