Over 120 student teams from across Asia, Middle East and Australia will be heading to Singapore to put their self-built fuel-efficient vehicles to the test this month at the Asia leg of Shell Eco-marathon (SEM) 2017.

This year seven teams from five universities, namely Monash University Malaysia, Multimedia University, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Teknologi Mara and Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman, will be representing the country in the competition.

Four out of the seven teams emerged winners in last year’s competition.

SEM Asia technical director said Shell Eco-Marathon is a key platform for youths to develop and showcase their talents in science, technology, engineering, and energy fields.

“SEM is a platform for talented young innovators from different countries to design, build, and power the most energy efficient vehicle through various energy types, including new energy sources such as hydrogen, GTL, and battery electric.

“Year after year, we see Malaysian students showcase immense creative talent in building energy efficient vehicles that could very well be the future of our automotive industry,” he said.

The inaugural SEM Asia was held in Malaysia in 2010.

The 2017 Shell Eco Marathon Teams 

Team Name School Name Vehicle Name Vehicle Category Energy Source
Eco-Chaser Monash University Eco-Ficient Prototype CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)
Team Monash UC Monash University Ursa Urban Concept CNG (Compressed Natural Gas)
Grüne Welt Multimedia University Melaka Campus (MMU) Eco-V5 Prototype Battery Electric
Uitm Eco-Planet Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam Hornet Urban Concept Hydrogen
Uitm Eco-Sprint Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM), Shah Alam Chantenk Prototype Hydrogen
Genesis Utar Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UniTAR) Gt-30 Prototype Battery Electric
Eco-Voyager University Of Malaya (UM) Evora Prototype Hydrogen


This year’s Shell Eco-marathon forms part of a larger Make the Future Singapore festival of ideas and innovation for Asia.

The public event will feature bright energy ideas and solutions that address the global energy challenge, such as how to meet the energy demands of the future while producing less CO2 emissions.


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