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SHELL ECO-MARATHON ASIA RETURNS TO MALAYSIA IN ITS 10 TH YEAR

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Karachi (Feb 12, 2019): Shell announced today that Malaysia will host Shell Eco-marathon
Asia in 2019 as part of its global Make the Future Live programme. Held at Sepang
International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, the Asia competition comes back to where it was first held
in 2010, and celebrates its 10 th year of challenging bright young student minds to design and
build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and then take them out on the track in competition.

From April 29 to May 2 over100 teams from all over Asia and the Middle East will test their
self-built energy-efficient cars in the Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge, to see who can
go the farthest using the least amount of energy. In 2018 Singapore hosted the event, where
the winning team was efficient enough to travel 2,341 kilometres – about the distance from
Malaysia to Yangon, Myanmar – on just one litre of fuel!

“Shell Malaysia is proud to host the 10th Shell Eco-marathon Asia at our home ground. It is an
inspiring event that supports Shell’s vision of sustainable mobility – more energy efficient
vehicles and cleaner road transport.  It’s really impressive to see student teams pitting their
skills against their cohorts from different countries to see who can design and build the most
fuel-efficient vehicle,” explained Iain Lo, Chairman of Shell Malaysia.
“Shell has been in Malaysia for over 125 years, and we will continue to power Malaysia’s
future with cleaner, innovative and competitive energy solutions, some of which will be
showcased at the event,” he further added.

Student teams will also have the opportunity to qualify for the Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’
World Championship. Introduced to the Shell Eco-marathon programme in 2016, Drivers’
World Championship challenges the best UrbanConcept teams to combine the proven energy
efficiency of their car with the speed and skill of their driver, in a race to see who can cross
the finish line first on the least amount of fuel. Qualified teams will go to London for a chance
to compete with teams from Europe and the Americas. In 2018, ITS Team 2 from Indonesia’s
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember Surabaya was crowned the ultimate global winner of the
Drivers’ World Championship, the second Asian team to win in the three years the
competition has been running.

Pakistan will again be participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia, with a contingent of10
futuristic cars from 6 universities competing to be the most energy-efficient. Last year, a team
from National University of Sciences & Technology (NUST) earned the ‘Perseverance and
Spirit of the Event’ Award for helping other teams compete in the race. This year the teams
are more spirited and determined to bring home a race award.

”Every year, we see an increasing standard of performance, as well as team spirit and
passion, among the student participants at Shell Eco-marathon Asia. The Sepang
International Circuit in Malaysia is the perfect venue to witness new innovations in vehicle
design come to life. We look forward to another exciting year at Shell Eco-marathon Asia,”
said Shanna Simmons, Shell Eco-marathon Global Technical Director

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