Students from the Philippines join Shell Eco-Marathon Asia

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2019 (SEMA) yesterday capped the exciting UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge competition at the Sepang International Circuit, the same venue where SEMA was first held 10 years ago. SEMA is the world’s longest running student mileage competitions that challenge teams to design, build and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.

Eleven student teams from the Philippines made it to this year’s SEMA and UP- Dagisik finished 8th in the UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge. Other participants from the Philippines were:

1. DLSU-D Stallions_Hiraya, De La Salle – Dasmariñas
2. DLSU Eco Car Team – Battery Electric, De La Salle University
3. DLSU Eco Team – I. C. E., De La Salle University
4. NU Prime Sprinter, National University
5. PLM Agsikapin, Pamantasan ng Lungsod ng Maynila
6. PUP-Hygears, Polytechnic University of the Philippines – Manila
7. ATLAS Valor, University of Perpetual Help System – Dalta
8. UST Eco-Tigers I, University of Santo Tomas (UST)
9. Dagisik UP, University of the Philippines Diliman
10. ALAMAT UP, University of the Philippines Diliman
11. Team UMindanao Wildcats, University of Mindanao.

Three teams from the Philippines passed the technical inspection and were allowed to test their cars on track, University of the Philippines – Diliman’s Dagisik UP landed the 8th spot with their car Siglo 3.0, under the UrbanConcept-Battery-Electric category.

In the end, student teams from Indonesia, Vietnam, and Singapore bagged the top awards in the UrbanConcept Mileage Challenge. The top three UrbanConcept teams from each category have made it to the Drivers‘ World Championship Qualifier and will compete today, May 2, in a race to see who crosses the finish line first without running out of their limited allocation of energy.


Internal Combustion Engine (ICE First ITS Team Sapuangin

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)

395.1 (km/l)
Second Garuda UNY ECO Team

Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (Indonesia)

382.9 (km/l)
Third Sadewa

Universitas Indonesia (Indonesia)

347.9 (km/l)
Battery Electric First LH-EST

Lac Hong University (Vietnam)

170.1 (km/kWh)
Second Nogogeni ITS Team 1

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)


Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia (Indonesia)

164.8 (km/kWh)
Hydrogen Fuel Cell First Nanyang E Drive

Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

93.9 (km/m3)
Second ITS Team 5

Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (Indonesia)

89.9 (km/m3)
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, overall, 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.


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 outcome of the results” said Norman.

For results and team info, you can visit this site:


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