Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore Win Top Awards in UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge

ITS Team Sapuangin, race number 501, from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember,
Indonesia, winners of the UrbanConcept - Gasoline category during day three of
Shell Make the Future Live Malaysia 2019 at the Sepang International Circuit
 on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, south of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Joining the team
 in victory is Shell General Manager for External Relations–Asia Pacific
Xiaowei Liu (tenth from left) and Ministry of International Trade and Industry
 Deputy Minister Dr. Ong Kian Ming (eleventh from left)
11 student teams from the Philippines part of the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019 (SEMA) yesterday capped the exciting UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge competition at the Sepang International Circuit, the same venue where SEMA was first held 10 years ago. SEMA is the world’s longest running student mileage competitions that challenge teams to design, build and test ultra-energy efficient vehicles.

Eleven student teams from the Philippines made it to this year’s SEMA and UP- Dagisik finished 8th in the UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge. Other participants from the Philippines were:    

1. DLSU-D Stallions_Hiraya, De La Salle - Dasmariñas
2. DLSU Eco Car Team - Battery Electric, De La Salle University 
3. DLSU Eco Team - I. C. E., De La Salle University  
4. NU Prime Sprinter, National University 
5. PLM Agsikapin, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila 
6. PUP-Hygears, Polytechnic University of the Philippines - Manila 
7. ATLAS Valor, University of Perpetual Help System - Dalta   
8. UST Eco-Tigers I, University of Santo Tomas (UST)
9. Dagisik UP, University of the Philippines Diliman 
10. ALAMAT UP, University of the Philippines Diliman 
11. Team UMindanao Wildcats, University of Mindanao.

University of the Philippines-Diliman’s Dagisik UP with their
 UrbanConcept Millage Challenge 8th placer, Siglo 3.0 during the
Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019
Three teams from the Philippines passed the technical inspection and were allowed to test their cars on track, University of the Philippines – Diliman’s Dagisik UP landed the 8th spot with their car Siglo 3.0, under the UrbanConcept-Battery-Electric category.  
In the end, student teams from Indonesia, Vietnam and Singapore bagged the top awards in the UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge. The top three UrbanConcept teams from each category have made it to the Drivers‘ World Championship Qualifier, and will compete today, May 2,  in a race to see who crosses the finish line first without running out of their limited allocation of energy.

The teams are:

University of Sto. Tomas’ UST Eco-Tigers I marching
 into track with their Prototype category vehicle T400D
This year a total of 55 UrbanConcept student teams from the region were on track, pitting their innovative vehicles against each other in sub-categories spanning internal combustion engine, battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cell.

“The UrbanConcept cars seem largely more reliable than in previous years. We already have quite a number of valid runs than ever before. They seem, over all, more reliable and I think being on a professional race track with ample space, big turns for overtaking helped the students to achieve better results” explained Norman Koch, Global General Manager, Make the Future Live and Shell Eco Marathon.

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019 First Night Race Globally

Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila’s PLM Agsikapan
does not only want to win the competition but believes in a bigger
advocacy of greener mobility with their vehicle Tala
The competition, the first night race in the history of Shell Eco-marathon globally, was a new experience for both the spectators and participants. “The night race added the extra excitement factor to the racing and of course it helps the driver to concentrate, not driving in the heat of the day. The cooler temperatures may have helped the results outcome” said  Norman.

Full results and team information can be found here.

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