Shell Eco-marathon 2014 Asian leg to be held in Manila
Last January 17, teams of engineering students competing in Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2014 shared their fuel efficiency skills with celebrity host, actress, and journalist, Bianca Gonzalez as she took the challenge to drive 120 km using as little Shell FuelSave Gasoline as possible.
Shell Eco-marathon is an annual competition challenging students from around the world to compete in ultra energy efficient vehicles they have built. In Febuary 6-9, Shell Eco-Marathon 2014 will be held on the streets of Manila wherein there would be around 120 teams from 16 different countries. From these, there will be 17 teams from the Philippines that will participate in the Asian leg. Driving their futuristic vehicles, teams will compete to travel the farthest using the least amount of energy.
In contrast, Gonzalez tackles how to manage motoring costs and improve the fuel economy of cars by sharing her experiences during the Shell FuelSave Gasoline driving challenge.
"I hope I can show Filipino drivers that it's easy to become more fuel efficient by choosing the right fuel and making a few small changes to the way they drive," said Gonzalez.
The drive challenge began at the Shell Refinery in Tabangao, Batangas, where Gonzalez and local media representatives learned the technology behind Shell FuelSave fuels with the help of Shell Fuel Scientist Mae Ascan. From Batangas, the drive headed to Manila while paying a visit to three universities participating in Shell Eco-marathon 2014. These universities are, De La Salle University, University of Santo Tomas, and Mapua Institute of Technology, Manila. The drive challenge ended in Patio Victoria in Intramuros.
On February 7, Gonzales will join three other celebrities from Singapore (Glenn Ong and Jean Danker), Thailand (Alex Simon Rendell), and Malaysia (Lisa Surihani) at Shell Eco – marathon Asia for a final celebrity driving challenge.