The top three UrbanConcept teams from each category have made it to the Drivers‘ World Championship Qualifier, and will compete tomorrow, May 2nd, 2019 in a race to see who crosses the finish line first without running out of their limited allocation of energy.

The teams are:

Category Position Team Result
Internal Combustion Engine (ICE First ITS Team Sapuangin
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)
395.1 (km/l)
Internal Combustion Engine (ICE Second Garuda UNY ECO Team
Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (Indonesia)
382.9 (km/l)
Internal Combustion Engine (ICE Third Sadewa
Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia)
347.9 (km/l)
Battery Electric First LH-EST
Lac Hong University (Vietnam)
170.1 (km/kWh)
Battery Electric Second Nogogeni ITS Team 1
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)
Battery Electric Third BUMI SILIWANGI TEAM 4
Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesia)
164.8 (km/kWh)
Hydrogen Fuel Cell First Nanyang E Drive
Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)
93.9 (km/m3)
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Second ITS Team 5
Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)
89.9 (km/m3)
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Third UiTM Eco-Planet
Universiti Teknologi Mara (UiTM) Shah Alam (Malaysia)
44.9 (km/m3)

This year a total of 55 UrbanConcept student teams from the region were on track, pitting their innovative vehicles against each other in sub-categories spanning internal combustion engine, battery electric power and hydrogen fuel cell.

“The UrbanConcept cars seem largely more reliable than in previous years. We already have quite a number of valid runs than ever before. They seem, over all, more reliable and I think being on a professional race track with ample space, big turns for overtaking helped the students to achieve better results” explained Norman Koch, Global General Manager, Make the Future Live and Shell Eco Marathon.

Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019 first night race globally

The competition, the first night race in the history of Shell Eco-marathon globally, was a new experience for both the spectators and participants. “The night race added the extra excitement factor to the racing and of course it helps the driver to concentrate, not driving in the heat of the day. The cooler temperatures may have helped the results outcome” said Norman.

D'haziq Wazieen Saidin, team manager for UiTM Eco-Planet said “We are very happy to have made an achievement in the UrbanConcept mileage challenge and are very thankful to our lecturers, parents and UiTM for all their support. Last year, our team competed however, we did not achieve a notable win. We used that experience as a learning curve to come back this year and further improve ourselves, and this time we managed to win the third place allowing us to qualify for Shell Eco-marathon Drivers’ World Championship.“ 


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