Capable of covering 164.4 km on one liter of fuel, a car by Vietnam’s Lac Hong University team truly ran “on the smell of an oily rag.”
The white vehicle helped the team of students win the highest prize at the Shell Eco-marathon’s Asia region on Sunday in Manila, the Philippines. It greatly outdistanced other competitors in the Urban concept: the two first-runners up, both from Indonesia, gobbled the same amount of fuel to finish distances of 102.6 km and 85.7 km respectively.
The team from Dong Nai-based Lac Hong University’s also claimed the Best Video Clip Award for its detailed description during the researching, creating and testing the vehicle.
The Lac Hong student team and two other Vietnamese teams competed against 124 other teams in the Shell-sponsored competition to build the most fuel-efficient car.
The winners of the Shell Eco-marathon 2015’s Asia region in Manila: LH-Gold Energy from Lac Hong University, Dong Nai.
Students of Lac Hong University introducing their car at the Shell Eco-marathon in Manila, Philippines. Photos: Xuan Phuong
Shell Eco-marathon experts checks the car to make sure it meets the competition requirements.
A member of the jury sticks a stamp on the Vietnam-flagged car, certifying that it is qualified to join the race.