A Vietnamese team drove to victory in their category in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2016, which brings together nearly 120 teams from schools and universities in 17 countries to take up the challenge of designing and building the most energy-efficient cars.
Students from Asia Pacific, Middle East and Africa conquered the streets of Luneta Park, Manila, the Philippines, to set four new mileage records at the race which concluded Sunday.
The LH-Gold Energy team of Vietnam's Lac Hong University won the UrbanConcept Alternative Fuel category by achieving 186 kilometers on a liter of ethanol.
“We are honored to represent Vietnam and proud that we are bringing our university to a regional competition,” said Le Phuong Long, the team leader.
“We have learned a lot and kept trying to achieve the best possible fuel efficiency. We dedicate this win to Vietnam.”
Another Vietnamese team, frim the University of Technical Education Ho Chi Minh City, won the second prize in the Prototype Shell FuelSave Gasoline category.
LH-Gold Energy will join top performers of the competition to travel to London and compete in the first Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship for UrbanConcept vehicles. The event will take place after the final of Shell Eco-marathon Europe 2016 in July.