Singapore—Fifteen teams from various engineering schools in the Philippines are set to compete against 109 squads from 19 other Asia-Pacific countries in this year’s Shell Eco-marathon Asia on Friday. The four-day annual event is hosted here for the first time after its successful editions in Malaysia in 2010-2013 and the Philippines in 2014-2016. The Philippine […]
MANILA, Philippines–To the cynic, the Shell Eco-marathon might just be one giant PR stunt meant to attract attention, cause some unfounded excitement, and, for motorists who passed through Luneta/Rizal Park and Roxas Boulevard over this weekend, a source of unnecessary traffic. Fortunately, it’s far from it. The Shell Eco-marathon is all about building the characters […]
The bright and warm day at the converted 1.2-kilometer track in front of the Quirino Grandstand in Luneta last Sunday has all the hallmarks of a traditional race meet. Cars line up the starting grid, teams talk strategy and engineers check vehicle electronics. But at the Shell Eco-marathon Asia, it’s not about going fast. The goal is to log the most number of kilometers using just one liter of fuel or comparable 1 kilowatt hour of energy.