MMU Team emerges as Runner-Up for Prototype Vehicle Design

Despite still not being able to get back on the track in 2021, Shell Eco-Marathon continued to celebrate the innovation of student teams and their Off-Track submissions. The winners for Asia Pacific and the Middle East were announced in a recently held live virtual ceremony.

Team Grüne Welt from MMU’s Faculty of Engineering and Technology (FET) emerged as the only Malaysian team recognised at this year’s Shell Eco-Marathon Off-Track Awards for Asia and the Middle East. The team won USD 750 and 100 Virtual League Points, propelling their current ranking to 10th in the Asia Pacific Region and 30th globally.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Shell Eco-Marathon 2021 adopted a unique model that involves new and exciting virtual opportunities, all with the continued goal of addressing an age-old problem that focuses on improving vehicles’ efficiency to travel as far as possible using as little energy as possible. The MMU Team’s Eco-V7 battery-electric prototype vehicle earned the judges’ recognition with its thoughtful sustainable design and other unique features.

This year’s Shell Eco-Marathon Virtual Off-Track Awards for Asia Pacific and the Middle East received a record number of submissions at 198 entries from 64 teams across 11 countries, nearly twice the number of submissions from past years. After shortlisting the best teams, a virtual panel used scorecards to select the winners and runners-up who will receive USD 1,500 and USD 750 in prize money respectively, plus Virtual League points.

The global Virtual League is the latest feature of the Shell Eco-Marathon Virtual Programme, enabling teams to accrue points across a range of different challenges including the Off-Track Awards and a brand-new Autonomous Programming Competition, which all feed into an ongoing league table.

“The 2021 virtual programme is designed to recognise and reward the students’ achievements throughout the year. From virtual technical inspection to Off-Track Awards and global energy challenges like Pitch the Future, it aims to stretch and strengthen their STEM skills from start to finish,” said Norman Koch, Global General Manager, Shell Eco-Marathon. “While nothing can replace the excitement of the track, we hope that these virtual components will continue to provide opportunities to Shell Eco-Marathon teams throughout this season as we navigate these difficult times,” he adds.

Over the years, Shell Eco-Marathon has seen thousands of high school and university students from across the world build ultra-energy-efficient vehicles, in a variety of designs, using a spectrum of energy types. Every year brings new stories of human endeavour and technical excellence, as teams push the boundaries of what’s possible. In these extraordinary times, Shell Eco-Marathon continues to find ways to keep the spirit of innovation alive among its student participants.

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Full List of Winners for 2021 Shell Eco-Marathon Asia Pacific and Middle East Off-Track Awards

Communications Award:
Winner: DTU SUPERMILEAGE, Delhi Technological University – India
Runner-up: PUP Hygears, PUP Manila – Philippines

Vehicle Design Award (Prototype):
Winner: DJS Miles, DJSCE – India
Runner-up: MMU Grüne Welt, Multimedia University Melaka – Malaysia

Vehicle Design Award (Urban Concept), presented by Altair:
Winner: GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM, Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta – Indonesia
Runner-up: Team AVERERA, Indian Institute of Technology BHU – India

Technical innovation Award, presented by Southwest Research Institute
Winner: DTU E-SUPERMILEAGE, Delhi Technological University – India
Runner-up: DTU SUPERMILEAGE, Delhi Technological University – India

Simulate to Innovate Award, sponsored by Altair:
Winner: Team AVERERA, Indian Institute of Technology BHU – India
Runner-up: NV11 Nanyang Autonomous Venture, Nanyang Technological University – Singapore

Safety Award
Winner: Team AVERERA, Indian Institute of Technology BHU – India
Runner-up: Arjuna, Universitas Indonesia – Indonesia

Data and Telemetry Award, sponsored by Schmid Elektronik:
Winner: ITS Team Sapuangin, Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember – Indonesia
Runner-up: RAKATA, Institut Teknologi Bandung – Indonesia