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Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016 attracts 10 Indian student teams

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016
Participating students during the first day (March 3, 2016) of the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, in Manila, Philippines

Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016 being held in Manila, Philippines has attracted 10 student teams from various engineering colleges across India.

The Indian student teams are putting their self-built fuel-efficient vehicles to the test on a street circuit in the heart of Manila, Philippines.

India is the fourth largest country in more than 100 student teams from across Asia and the Middle East.

The engineering students from the states like Karnataka, New Delhi, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan are participating in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2016 in Manila between March 3 and 7, 2016 to test their mettle at this global competition.

International oil major Shell, which organises the event, said this is seventh edition in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia series and this annual event is a reflection of its commitment to help the world meet its growing energy needs in a responsible way.

The event gives an opportunity for the Students to design best fuel efficient vehicles and winners are determined by the mileage achieved on a litre of fuel, rather than speed.

In 2015, participants created five new fuel efficiency/mileage records at Shell Eco-marathon Asia. The 2015 edition of Shell Eco-marathon Asia saw the Clean Diesel Team from Japan creating a new mileage record at 1,245km/l at the street circuit.

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At the current Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016, Team Eco Titans from VIT University, Vellore is a repeat participant. A student team from Chennai-based SRM University is also participating in the competition.

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016 comes with 24 On-Track awards with prize amount of $ 2,000 for winners in both Prototype and UrbanConcept categories. Its Off-Track awards will be offered under categories like Communications, Vehicle Design, Technical Innovation, Safety, and Perseverance and Spirit of the Event.

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