LONDON: Three student teams who belong to three educational institutions of Oman are representing the Sultanate in the 4-day Shell Eco-marathon Asia. The sixth edition of the Eco-marathon started with competitions in the Americas, Europe, and Asia.
The event brings to the forefront the future of mobility and encourages young aspiring engineers to think outside the box for sustainable solutions. The street circuit in Manila tests the boundaries of fuel efficiency and the winners are not measured by speed but on who can design a car that can drive the furthest on one litre of fuel, says a press release.
“The Shell Eco-marathon has been designed to provide next-generation engineers with hands-on learning; to experience in real-time the innovation, passion and teamwork required to create energy-saving ideas that promote efficiency and sustainability. We are proud to support the three high-calibre Omani teams who will be racing alongside students from universities, colleges and technical institutes from 17 countries,” said Chris Breeze, Shell Oman’s Country Chairman. “We wish the students the very best as they embark on their journey to Manila. We are deeply committed to youth development in Oman and we hope that the students participating get the most out of this experience,” he added.