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 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.

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

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 10th 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.

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