At the heart of Make the Future Live Malaysia is Shell Eco-marathon Asia, which 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. This year, the event will see over 100 university and high school teams from 18 countries across Asia Pacific and Middle East come together in a display of ultra-energy efficiency innovation.

“Make the Future Live Malaysia provides a platform for innovation, collaboration and conversation towards a lower-carbon energy future, particularly in Asia with its diversity, complexity and varying energy challenges,” said Norman Koch, Make the Future Live General Manager. “The Sepang International Circuit provides a real track experience, making it a challenging and competitive track venue for the heart of the Make the Future Live events, Shell Eco-marathon.”

The Philippines will again be participating in Shell Eco-marathon Asia, from nine universities with a total of 11 futuristic cars they have designed and built themselves. They will now take to the track competing to be the most energy-efficient. Five of the university teams availed of Pilipinas Shell’s technical inspection assistance to boost their cars’ readiness for race day.

Students will have to navigate the iconic Sepang International Circuit in the Shell Eco-marathon Mileage Challenge – a test to see whose car could go the farthest using the least amount of energy. Last year in Singapore, the winning team was efficient enough to travel 2,341 kilometres – about the distance from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Yangon, Myanmar – on just one litre of fuel!

Teams will also be able to qualify for the Drivers’ World Championship – matching the proven energy efficiency of their vehicle, with the speed, skill and strategy of the driver in a race to cross the finish line first without running out of their tiny allocation of energy.

For the first time, Shell Eco-marathon Asia will welcome entrants from Nepal. Students from Kathmandu University will compete with a prototype gasoline vehicle.

Make the Future Live is a global programme bringing people and ideas into collaborative spaces, driving towards a lower-carbon energy future. With events hosted in countries around the globe, they aim to provide an opportunity for multiple stakeholders: including students, entrepreneurs, businesses, governments and the public, to experience, test and contribute bright energy ideas.

Make the Future Live has the following Global Partners:

  • Agility
  • Altair
  • Dassault Systèmes SOLIDWORKS
  • HP
  • Linde
  • Southwest Research Institute

Participating teams as of April 23, 2019 

Country Number of teams
Australia 1
Brunei Darussalam 3
China 6
Egypt 11
India 6
Indonesia 26
Kazakhstan 2
Malaysia 6
Nepal 1
Oman 2
Pakistan 8
Philippines 11
Qatar 1
Saudi Arabia 4
Singapore 6
South Korea 2
Thailand 10
Vietnam 5
Total 111

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