On-track, teams battle it out in the mileage challenge, competing within vehicle categories and energy classes to see which vehicle can travel the furthest on the least amount of energy.

Off-track, teams can win prizes for their achievements in the fields of vehicle design, safety, communications, technical innovation and perseverance.

View this year’s and past years’ results and awards below.

2018 results and awards

2018 Off-track Winners

Communications

Winner:

DTU Supermileage
Delhi Technological University, India

The entire team was involved in the communications process and it was clear that every team member was committed to the outreach. They took a data-driven approach to understanding their target audience and their motivations in order to optimize their communications outcomes across all three challenges. They not only created great content that resided on the media channels – they took it one step further, going into the villages and driving home the Eco-Marathon and fuel efficiency story through games and competitions that made learning fun. They also made effective use of influencers including meetings with the Deputy Chief Minister and India’s fastest female biker to further amplify their messages. For their infectious energy and well-planned communications campaign, team DTU Supermileage takes home this year’s award.

Commendation:

DLSU Eco Car Team
De La Salle University, Philippines

This team had great engaging content with reach across the various social channels. The content series – Self, Home, Empower, Learn, Lead – was a good way to articulate their point of view in an engaging and personal manner which achieved their aim of inspiring young innovators.

Technical Innovation

Winner:

EnduroKiwis
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

Although 3-D printing of various vehicle parts has been around for a number of years, this team has taken a holistic approach to designing and printing the complete engine in a way that is not only optimized for efficient production of the printed parts, but also for optimized engine fuel efficiency.

Commendation:

PNEC-NUST-URBAN
National University of Sciences and Technology, Karachi, Pakistan

While engine designs continue to become more fuel efficient, the majority of the fuel’s energy is unharnessed as heat, noise and vibration. This team has come up with a novel and innovative approach to reclaim engine and vehicle vibrations through the use of piezoelectric transducers. These transducers convert the vibration to electricity that is then reclaimed and used elsewhere in the vehicle, thereby adding to the vehicle’s overall fuel efficiency.

Vehicle Design (UrbanConcept)

Winner:

ZEAL ECO-POWER UC
Tongji University, China

Effectively using tools for virtual design development, the team worked through a structured product development process which addressed ergonomics, safety, and environmental considerations well. They showed clear focus on weight reduction and designed for fuel efficiency by minimising air resistance and friction. Their simple and effective design for door hinges and closers was commendable, as was their integration of various systems in the vehicle, including an innovative way of managing the fuel supply for reducing fatigue. They did an excellent job of translating the design process into a well-made final product.

Vehicle Design (Prototype)

Winner:

HuaQi-EV
Guangzhou College South China University of Technology, China

Team HuaQi-EV won the Vehicle Design Award this year for producing a slim, tightly-packaged and compact car. Its slender proportions and streamlined shape helped to put an attractive face to efficiency; while all participants were in Singapore to Make The Future, it was important for them to also make the future look good. But an eye-catching design is only half the battle. The team chose to run relatively small wheels to reduce the frontal area of their car and keep its overall size down, thereby minimizing its weight. The approach fostered a “less is more” mentality that was highly effective on the track, but also one that encouraged the students to focus on innovative ways to balance out competing needs such as vehicle strength, weight reduction and space requirements. The team’s body-on-frame design also helped to produce a relatively low-cost car. Simplicity and cost-effectiveness are other kinds of efficiency, after all.

Safety

Winner:

GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia

  • The team took an integral approach to safety from workplace and environmental safety at home and the design of the car to the way they worked here in Singapore and protected their driver. Through our discussions it became obvious that this was an approach driven by every individual member of their team. We were impressed by the absolute teamwork that we observed where every team member took care of the safety of every other team member.
  • They really walked the talk so that we could see the outcome of their safety concept in the design of the car, the setup of their workshop and the way how they behaved and collaborated in the paddock and on track. 
  • While other teams did simulations to prove the safety of the car, this team used physical experiments (e.g. using a hydraulic press) to check their design and modified the vehicle design and materials based on the results of their tests.

Commendation:

GUC Innovators
German University in Cairo, Egypt

We were impressed by the extremely innovative approach that the team took towards the safety of their driver. They took cutting edge technology, transferred and simplified it to make it usable in the rough environment of the car under racing conditions.

These were the key features they had implemented:

  • Monitoring the heart rate of the driver using a wireless sensor built into the glove of the driver to determine fatigue and distress
  • Determining fatigue or distraction of the driver by monitoring the position of the drivers head using image recognition technology derived from autonomous driving with a voice output alerting the driver in case of detected fatigue or distraction.
  • Switching on the windscreen wiper of the vehicle using a rain sensor attached to the windscreen
  • A number of other sensors built into the vehicle to determine safety critical situations
  • All information was made available to the driver through an integrated display mounted on the dashboard. At the same time it was transmit to the vehicle support team outside the racing course

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event

Winner:

NUST Eco-motive
National University of Sciences and Technology, Islamabad, Pakistan

NUST Eco-motive’s vehicle unfortunately sustained damage early on in the competition and by Friday night, it became clear that passing technical inspection would not be possible. Upon noticing that team DTU Supermileage from New Delhi University was desperately seeking for spare parts for their engine, they made the spontaneous decision to donate their engine to DTU Supermileage.

As the day continued, they went on to give away their tires, their battery and other parts of their vehicle. As a result, parts of their vehicle are now built into the vehicles of approximately 20 other teams. Two of these teams, Team Alfaisal and ALTAS Valor, were so grateful that they put NUST Eco-motive’s stickers on their car as a symbol that they were partners.

This spirit of collaboration is exactly what Make the Future and Shell Eco-marathon is about – coming together and providing opportunities and spaces for everyone to combine individual expertise and collective brilliance to explore innovative solutions together and drive change.

While particularly commendable for the exuberance and capaciousness of their generosity, they were far from the only team that were generous with their resources. Infieon Supermileage, Team AVERERA, S.U. Racing, NU Team (and probably too many more to list) showed acts of graciousness over the course the competition that were also moving and commendable.

DWC Asia 2018

See the teams that have been selected to compete in Drivers’ World Championship Grand Finals in London:

Winner: SEMAR URBAN UGM INDONESIA
Universitas Gadjah Mada, Indonesia

1st runner-up: ITS Team 2
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia

2nd runner-up: GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The winning teams have earned themselves a place in the Drivers’ World Championship Grand Final to be held at Make the Future Live in London, UK, on July 8, 2018. They will face-off against the best three teams from both the Americas and Europe to be crowned overall Grand Final champions and earn a once-in-a-lifetime experience at the home of Scuderia Ferrari.

Past Results and Awards

2017 DWC Teams

Winners in the Drivers’ World Championship Asia.

Winner: DLSU Eco Car Team – I.C.E.
De La Salle University, Philippines

1st runner-up: Bengawan Team 2
Sebelas Maret University, Indonesia

2nd runner-up: ITS Team 2
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia

2017 winners

2017 Off-Track Award Winners

Communications

Winner:
Team PNEC-NUST-Urban
National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Team PNEC-NUST showed that good communications is a state of mind, and not a time of life. Its creative "Go Green" campaign focused on different target audiences and was successfully implemented across the public campaigns, print media, online media and social media. The team’s online campaigns were full of creativity – “Creative Pakistan" called for a poetry competition and a poster redesigning competition, while a "Don't be Fuelish" campaign provided fuel saving tips by implementing the use of new technologies. The team also held special events to engage key stakeholders – an inauguration event attended by the President of Pakistan and a special launch ceremony covered by major local news channels.

Commendation:
Team Eco Titans
VIT University, India

The team is commended for its efforts to go beyond its own sphere of influence in India. It conducted educational seminars at the Kathmandu University of Nepal and had inspired students to consider forming a team for Nepal for the first time.

Technical Innovation

Winner:
Girton Grammar Shell Eco Marathon Team
Girton Grammar School, Australia

This year’s 2017 Shell Eco-marathon Asia Technical Innovation award goes to Girton Grammar School. This Australian high school team has designed, assembled, implemented and tested a device to convert wasted exhaust heat into electricity that augments vehicle electrical operations. This innovation is novel and important because over ½ of the chemical energy that is within fuel is not utilised and is considered waste heat that just goes out the tailpipe.

Commendation:
NTU Singapore 3D-Printed Car
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The team is commended for their Torque Vectoring Steering System.

Vehicle Design (Urban Concept)

Winner:
Team EnduroKiwis
University of Canterbury, New Zealand

The EnduroKiwis team won for producing a car that brought fresh thinking about recyclability to the competition. By entering a car largely made of a common thermoplastic, the team showed a refreshing and holistic approach to design — it chose a material that was easy to work with, light, low-cost, and easy to re-use. The team’s approach to the competition also transcended the challenge of minimising energy use, by focusing attention on how the materials we consume also have an impact on the environment. The car’s design paid due care to driver safety and comfort, and the car itself was commendably well-finished and built to the highest standard seen by the judges. Ultimately, the EnduroKiwis car was eye-catching enough to make passers-by stop and look, but the way it was built should also prompt observers to stop and think.

Vehicle Design (Prototype)

Winner:
Team Zeal Eco-Power Proto
Tongji University, China

Team Zeal Eco-Power Proto presented an extremely well-designed and well-executed monocoque ICE design. Team Zeal Eco-Power Proto drew inspiration from nature, in this case dolphins, for the streamlined shape of their car. They were very successful in achieving the difficult balance between design/aesthetics versus power train and transmission, weight and vehicle performance. They designed a fully enclosed vehicle – as a consequence of which Team Zeal Eco-Power Proto achieved a coefficient of drag (Cd) of 0.0622. Considerable thought was given to driver safety, vision and ergonomics. With regards to eco-friendliness and recycling, Team Zeal Eco-Power Proto was also unique in developing an extended service period concept for the vehicle by giving the retired car shell to a high school and providing free technical advice to help develop the next generation of designers. They added a very organic and human touch with leaves and water motif being a part of the car livery.

Commendation:
Grüne Welt
Multimedia University Melaka Campus, Malaysia

The team is commended for creating a car designed to overcome a lack of resources. Their Eco-V5 vehicle was conceived in a way that was admirably modularised. This led to an often overlooked kind of efficiency: it was easy for parallel teams to engineer, and was uniquely transportable because the modules could be broken down into pieces that could be more or less hand carried. The car’s modularity also ensures a certain level of future-proofing — the drivetrain section, for example, could be easily removed and replaced by an improved design in future. Ultimately, design is problem-solving given form. The judges felt that Grüne Welt’s team members understood this principle well, and hope that their example will inspire other universities to participate in the Shell Eco-Marathon, whatever the resources at their disposal.

Safety

Winner:
ASU Racing Team (Prototype)
Ain Shams University, Egypt

We were impressed with the safety mindset of every member of the team that covers all aspects of safety from design, through fabrication of the vehicle, to the race itself. Taking the example of a roll over, the team identified the risk, designed the car to minimise the risk and did an actual roll over test to check the suitability of the design. Driver protection and comfort was key to the team at the expense of the performance of the car. Drivers’ feedback was well-integrated into the design of the cockpit creating a very ergonomic workplace for the driver to perform optimally and safely on the track.

Commendation:
Nanyang E-Drive
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

The team was very well prepared for emergencies and demonstrated that they could get their driver out and get medical help immediately. They provided an innovative solution to hydrate the driver while on track.

Garuda Uny Eco Team
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Indonesia

The team considered safety in every aspect of the vehicle design and invested in high quality fire retardant PPE for the driver. They responded very cohesively to any safety challenges posed to them by the judges.

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event

Winner:
Team Panthera
Indira Gandhi Delhi Technical University for Women, India

This team inspired not only the judges, but the young girls back home in their town. They continuously showed perseverance, both on the road to Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2017, but more importantly motivating the other teams at the competition with their resilience. As the first all-girl team from India, they went against the norm. It's not every day young girls grow up thinking they will one day be a mechanical engineer, but this group of girls went against all odds and went ahead to build their vehicle whilst still convincing their university to support their participation. Receiving official support at the last minute, the team overcome many hurdles to finally step foot on the competition ground after trying for the second year.

2016 DWC Teams

See the teams that have been selected to compete in the Drivers' World Championship.

ITS Team 2
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember, Indonesia 

Sadewa
Universitas Indonesia, Indonesia

UiTM Eco-Planet
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam, Malaysia

Bumi Siliwangi Team 4
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia

NTU Singapore 3D-Printed Car
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

DLSU Eco Car Team - Battery Electric
De La Salle University, Philippines

2016 Winners

2016 Off-Track Award Winners

Communications

Team Nanyang 3D-Printed Car. Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Vehicle Design

Prototype
Team NSTRU Eco-Racing, Nakhon Si Thammarat Rajabhat University, Thailand.

UrbanConcept
Team Nanyang 3D-Printed Car, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Technical Innovation

Team Nanyang E-Drive, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Safety

Team Nanyang 3D-Printed Car, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event

Team BITS, Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), India.

 

2016 On-Track Winners

See the full list of winners from both Prototype and UrbanConcept categories.

Select the category and energy type and download the final list below.

Prototype

Asia 2016: Prototype gasoline results

Asia 2016: Prototype diesel results

Asia 2016: Prototype alternative fuels results

Asia 2016: Prototype batter-electric results

Asia 2016: Prototype CNG results

Asia 2016: Protype hydrogen results

UrbanConcept

Asia 2016: UrbanConcept gasoline results

Asia 2016: UrbanConcept diesel results

Asia 2016: UrbanConcept alternative fuels results

Asia 2016: UrbanConcept batter-electric results

Asia 2016: UrbanConcept hydrogen results

2015 Winners

2015 Off-Track Award Winners

Communications Award

Anubis (UrbanConcept) - Team CUT Eco-Racing - Cairo University, Egypt

Shell Helix Tribology Award

Symmetry V3.0 (UrbanConcept) – TIP Mileage Proto – Technological Institute of the Philippines, Manila

Safety Award

Nanyang Venture IX (Prototype) – Team Nanyang E Drive – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Technical Innovation Award

Nanyang Venture IX (Prototype) – Team Nanyang E Drive – Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Vehicle Design Award

CD04-evo (Prototype) – Clean Diesel Team – Hyogo Prefectural Tajima Technical Institute, Japan

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award

Faith (Prototype) - Team Alfaisal - Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia

 

2015 On-Track Award Winners

See the full list of winners from both Prototype and UrbanConcept categories. Select the category and energy type and download the final list below.

Asia 2015: Prototype gasoline results

Asia 2015: Prototype battery-electric results

Asia 2015: Prototype alternative fuels results

Asia 2015: Prototype diesel results

Asia 2015: Prototype hydrogen results

Asia 2015: UrbanConcept gasoline results

Asia 2015: UrbanConcept alternative fuels results

Asia 2015: UrbanConcept diesel results

Asia 2015: UrbanConcept battery-electric results

Asia 2015: UrbanConcept hydrogen results

2014 Winners

2014 Off-track Award winners

Communications Award

Team PNEC NUST-PROTOTYPE

National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST), Pakistan

Safety Award

Team NTU Diesel Car Racing

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Vehicle Design Award

Team NTU Diesel Car Racing

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Technical Innovation Award

Team NANYANG E DRIVE

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Tribology Award

Team MONASH 2

Monash University, Malaysia

Perseverance and Spirit of the Event Award

Team MIT ECO-WARRIORS

Madras Institute of Technology, India

and

Team DLSU Eco Car Team - Electric

De La Salle University, Philippines

 

2014 On-track Award winners

Download the complete list of Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 winners from the Prototype and UrbanConcept categories.

Asia 2014: Prototype gasoline results

Asia 2014: Prototype battery-electric results

Asia 2014: Prototype alternative gasoline results

Asia 2014: Prototype diesel results

Asia 2014: Prototype hydrogen results

Asia 2014: Prototype alternative diesel results

Asia 2014: UrbanConcept gasoline results

Asia 2014: UrbanConcept diesel results

Asia 2014: UrbanConcept battery-electric results

Asia 2014: UrbanConcept hydrogen results

Asia 2014: UrbanConcept alternative gasoline results

Asia 2014: UrbanConcept alternative diesel results

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