In 2019, Malaysia will host its first Make the Future Live event featuring Shell Eco-marathon Asia, as part of the global Make the Future Live calendar. To be hosted at at Sepang International Circuit, Kuala Lumpur, the Shell Eco-marathon Asia competition comes full-circle back to where it was first held in 2010, and celebrates its 10th year of challenging bright young student minds to design and build ultra-energy-efficient cars, and race them in competition out on the tracks. 

From April 29 to May 2 over 100 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.

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Shell Eco-marathon Asia returns to Malaysia in its 10th year

Shell Eco-marathon can be traced back to 1939, to  a Shell research laboratory in the United States and started as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the most miles per gallon from their vehicle. The winner of that contest barely achieved 50 mpg (21 km/l). These humble origins inspired what is now a global programme of competitions. In 1985 in France, Shell Eco-marathon as we know it today was born. In April 2007, Shell Eco-marathon Americas was launched in the United States, and in 2010, the inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia kicked off in Malaysia.

Malaysia hosted Shell Eco-marathon Asia from 2010 until 2013. In 2014, the event moved to a street circuit in Manila, Philippines, which hosted the event until 2016. Shell Eco-marathon Asia then moved to Singapore at the Make the Future Festival from 2017 to 2018.  This 2019, in its 10th year, Shell Eco-marathon Asia returns to the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia at Make the Future Live Malaysia.

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