The results are in for the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2014, the firt one ever held in the Philippines.
Indonesia and Thailand have emerged major victors at SEM Asia 2014 with four and three champion titles each respectively. Team How Much Ethanol from Panjavidhya Technological College Thailand drove 2,730km on a liter of ethanol – the highest mileage recorded at this year’s competition and the equivalent distance from Manila to Jakarta.
For the Philippine team, The De La Salle University’s Eco-Car Team-Electric ranked second in the Urban Concept- Battery Electric Category with a consumption rating of 66.38 km/kWH.
The DLSU also entended the famous Filipino hospitality to participants from India when they lent out the chassis of their 2011 prototype entry, when India’s car was held at the Singapore customs office, enabling the Indian team to still participate in the Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 here in Manila.
Also coming in as a top contender is the TIP Mileage team from the Technological Institute of the Philippines, Manila. They bested over 12 other teams in the Urban Concept-Diesel Category coming in third place with a fuel consumption rating of 47.44 km/L. The TIP Mileage team previously joined Shell Eco-marathon Asia back in 2012, where they placed second in the Prototype – Diesel Category. This year, they take on the Urban Concept – Diesel category for the first time.