NUST car yields mileage of 72 km per litre at Shell Eco Marathon

A team from NUST College of Electrical & Mechanical Engineering (CEME), ‘Toyota NUSTAG,’ has performed exceptionally at the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019, held in Malaysia. The car designed by the team “Toyota NUSTAG” yielded a very impressive milage of 72Km per litre and earned them 11th position among 55 competing teams from around the world. In addition to that, team also beat India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, KSA, Nepal, Philippines and many other South Asian countries in category of Urban Concept mileage challenge.
There were two stages of the competition. First, the vehicles had to clear the technical inspections regarding weight, dimensions, braking, safety and fuel supply etc. The Technical and safety inspections this year were stricter than the years before, resulting in disqualification of many teams who had qualified in past years. Team “Toyota NUSTAG” cleared all the technical inspections in time and proceeded to the track. The second part of the test was Mileage test after completing a valid run on the track.
Shell Eco Marathon was launched in 2010 and is held every year in different locations throughout the world. This year the completion was held at Malaysia. The objective of this competition is to drive innovation in engine and automotive technologies by inviting student teams across the world to design and build vehicles with the highest distance covered with the lowest consumption of fuel. It involves categories of vehicles with gasoline, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cars.