Held in Europe for over 25 years and most recently in the Americas, the Shell Eco-Marathon finally comes to Asia for the first time on last July. On last 7-10 July, young engineer from 81 teams and 10 countries across Asia are gearing up as they take part in SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA 2010. Competition that is not based on speed, neither breaking records nor finishing first. This competition, instead, is a race to push the limits of fuel efficiency.
For us, Shell Eco Marathon is one of the best platform- encouraging students like us around the world to design, build, and test fuel-efficient vehicles. In this short period of time, we have learnt how to build a car within the limits of a budget, time and skills. Besides, there are some problems occurred on zhenoxs in the last minute during the event held. Alhamdulillah, almost all major problems have resolved. The key point – we just want to give and show the best to everyone and of course for our university.
As info, It has different classes of competition: fuel cell-powered, solar cell-powered, gasoline-fueled, diesel-fueled, and LPG-fueled. The fuel is strictly measured out for each entrant. At the end of the course, the amount of fuel used is measured; from that figure, fuel economy is calculated. In the Combustion Category (Prototype), Team ATE-1 from Kong Thabbok Upatham Changkol Kho So Tho Bo School have won with the record of 1,521.9 kilometres on a litre of fuel. While in the Fuel Cell Category (Urban Concept), the NUS Urban Concept team from the National University of Singapore using hydrogen fuel was tops with a distance of 612.4 kilometres per litre in their KRUCE 2 concept vehicle.
In gasoline (prototype) class, MECHAPRO’s car : Zhenoxs have won 18th place with the best result- 238 miles on a galon of fuel. Besides, for Malaysia team itself, we actually have won the 3rd place after UTM SEMASIA2 and UTM SEMASIA TEAM. These followed by PISTON 1( Universiti Malaya Mechanical Team) and HORNBILL LIGHTZ TEAM from Curtin University of Technology, Sarawak Campus.
On behalf of zhenox’s crew, I would like to thank everyone for the support, and please keep supporting MECHAPRO S.E.M Asia TEAM on next SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA 2011. Last but not least, congratulations to all S.E.M Asia 2010 competitors..!