Karachi, May 02, 2019 (PPI-OT): SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA 2019 URBANCONCEPT WINNERS The exciting Urban Concept mileage challenge came to a close on May 1st, 2019, the third day of Shell Eco-marathon Asia.
Team NUSTAG from National University of Sciences and Technology (NUST) College of EME, Rawalpindi completed their first valid run with a mileage of 72 km/liter effectively beating their own performance from last year.
The top three Urban Concept teams from each category have made it to the Drivers‘ World Championship Qualifier, and will competed on May 2nd, 2019 in a race to see who crossed the finish line first without running out of their limited allocation of energy.
This year a total of 55 Urban Concept 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 Urban Concept 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
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.
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