UC Engineering students compete annually in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia competition in Singapore – a global event that attracts over 100 teams from tertiary institutes around the Asia-Pacific region. The Shell Eco-marathon challenges student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.
In March 2018, the Eco-marathon team came home from Singapore triumphant, after beating more than 100 teams from 21 countries at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2018 event by winning the Technical Innovation Award. In February 2018, the Eco-marathon team unveiled a world first - a 3D-printed titanium internal combustion engine, an amazing achievement.
The team first competed in the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia competition in March 2017. For their first ever entry, they won the Vehicle Design Award, a major achievement for first-time competitors! The team competed against over 5000 competitors. The primary goal of the competition is not to break speed records or finish first but to build a vehicle that can last the longest on as little fuel as possible. The eco-marathon car had an electric motor and was fully recyclable. Read more about the 2017 car.
For more information about the competition or sponsorship opportunities, contact the Faculty Advisor to the Eco-Marathon team: