Singapore will now host Shell’s Eco-marathon during its Make the Future festival, which highlights ideas and innovations in the energy sector aiming to address the global challenge of producing energy with less carbon emissions.
The Shell Eco-marathon was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 2010 to 2013 before moving to Manila, Philippines, which hosted the event from 2014 to 2016.
The Make the Future festival will be held at the Changi Exhibition Center from March 16 to 19, 2017.
The Eco-marathon is a competition between students who design, build and drive the most energy efficient vehicles. All creations must pass a technical inspection before being allowed to hit the road to see how far cars can go with the least amount of fuel.
One of two types of vehicles may be built: a Prototype or UrbanConcept. The former covers sleek, cutting-edge, futuristic vehicles and the latter should be designed to look like the cars of the present time, made to be more innovative and cost-efficient.
“We hope to see bright ideas put into action, unlocking the potential of an entire region and working together to turn that potential into tangible solutions for Asia – and the wider world,” Shell Singapore chairman Goh Swee Chen said.
Through virtual reality and hands-on experiential zones, visitors will be able to explore the present energy scenario and what the future of energy might look like, from renewable energy to natural gas and low-carbon technologies.