Prototype category winners

The best mileage for Shell Eco-marathon Asia-Pacific and the Middle East 2023 was achieved by VIRGIN TEAM from Sakonnakhon Technical College in Northeastern Thailand in the prototype, internal combustion engine (ICE) category at 1,867.8 kilometres per litre (km/l), which is equivalent to driving from Jakarta to Kuala Lumpur.

Other winners include returning champion Semar Proto UGM from Gadjah Mada University (UGM) with a result of 779.6 kilometres per kilowatts hour (km/kWh) in the battery-electric category, and KUST from Kookmin University in South Korea with a result of 373.7 kilometres per cubic metres (km/m3) in the hydrogen fuel cell category.

Nattapong Singhakul, driver of VIRGIN TEAM said, "We felt very happy that we managed to get the best results out of other teams in the same category. It was challenging for us to bring our vehicle from Thailand to Indonesia and to make sure that it is in the best condition. To be able to complete the competition in the first place is a big win for us.”

Regional Championship

At the Regional Championship, one team from Singapore and three teams from Indonesia beat four other teams taking part in the Urban Concept vehicle category in the competition and will have a chance to participate in a global challenge later this year.

The teams will be invited to take part in the World Championship to compete against teams from the Americas and Europe and Africa in a global finale. It will be held at the Shell Technology Center in Bangalore, India, on October 10-12.

Urban Concept teams with the best energy efficiency in the Regional Mileage Challenges are given an allocation of energy based on their result and they then race to see who can cross the finish line first, without running out of their allocation of energy.

Off-track awards

Off-track awards were also presented to acknowledge teams for their skills and achievements outside of their track performance. There are six award categories including safety, technical innovation, and the Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon award which recognises students who use their skills to contribute to the greater good of others.

Norman Koch, Global General Manager of Shell Eco-marathon said, "It is extremely impressive to see the high standard of performance and the innovative ideas that these young minds come up with. Despite encountering numerous challenges throughout the competition, they persevered and achieved exceptional results in designing energy efficient vehicles."

The Shell Eco-marathon Asia-Pacific and the Middle East 2023, held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Circuit, brought together students from across Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. A total of 75 teams from 13 countries participated in this highly anticipated event.

Shell Eco-marathon Asia-Pacific and the Middle East 2023

Final Awards

Regional Championship

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name
1 601 TP ECO FLASH Singapore Temasek Polytechnic
2 501 GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM I Indonesia Yogyakarta State University
3 502 ITS Team Sapuangin Indonesia Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology
4 701 ARJUNA UI TEAM Indonesia University of Indonesia


Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) Award

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Best Attempt (km/l)
1 7 VIRGIN TEAM Thailand Sakonnakhon Technical College 1,867.8
2 1 NAKOELA UI TEAM Indonesia University of Indonesia 1,190.3
3 18 Fueang Fha Thailand Amphawa Industrial and Community Education 893.4

Hydrogen Fuel Cell Award

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Best Attempt (km/m3)
1 201 KUST Korea, Republic of Kookmin University 373.7
2 204 Bumi Siliwangi Team 2 Indonesia Indonesia Education University 287.5
3 202 ANTASENA ITS TEAM Indonesia Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology 216.2

Electric-Battery Award

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Best Attempt (km/kWh)
1 301 Semar Proto UGM Indonesia Gadjah Mada University 779.6
2 303 IMEI TEAM Indonesia Muhammadiyah Sidoarjo University 749.2
3 307 ANTAWIRYA EV Indonesia Diponegoro University 649.9

Off-Track Awards

Stimulate to Innovate Award supported by Altair

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Score
1 308 BITEPC China Beijing Institute of Technology 72.7
2 507 SEMERU TEAM II UM Indonesia Malang State University 70.0

Data and Telemetry Award supported by Schmid Elektronik

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Score
1 502 ITS Team Sapuangin Indonesia Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology 80.7
2 301 Semar Proto UGM Indonesia Gadjah Mada Univer 74.7

Carbon Footprint Reduction Award

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Score
1 713 Team AVERERA India

Indian Institute of Technology

Banaras Hindu University

2 202 ANTASENA ITS TEAM Indonesia Malang State University 79.0

Technical Innovation Award supported by Southwest Research Institute

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Score
1 327 Pravega India Government Engineering College Barton Hill 81.3
2 602 HYD12OGEN Singapore Nanyang Technological University 66.7

Safety Award supported by DuPont

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Score
1 327 Pravega India Government Engineering College Barton Hill 97.5
2 313 GARUDA UNY ECO TEAM II Indonesia Yogyakarta State University 82.0

Spirit of Shell Eco-marathon Award

Rank Race Number Team Name Country School Name Score
1 329 S.U. Racing Team Kazakhstan Satbayev Kazakhs National Technical University 100.0
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