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In the first-ever virtual Shell Eco-marathon Asia Off-track Awards, four Indian teams won accolades.

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For those who are not familiar with the Shell Eco-marathon competition, check out our comprehensive coverage from the past year when we witnessed Shell Eco-marathon in India. This time, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Shell have conducted their first-ever virtual Shell Eco-marathon Asia Off-Track Awards in which Indian teams bagged as many as four awards from six categories with a US $3,000 (Rs 2.29 lakh) cash reward for each award. With the on-track grading out of the equation, students were gauged on Technical Innovation, Vehicle Design (Prototype and Urban Concept), Communications, and Safety and Circular Economy.

Shell Eco-marathon awards

The winners and their respective categories are as follows: Team Eco Titans from VIT University won the Communications Award, Team Pravega from the Government Engineering College, Barton Hill won the Circular Economy Award, Team DTU E-Supermileage from the Delhi Technological University won the Vehicle Design Award in the Prototype category, Team Inferno from the Sir M Visvesvaraya Institute of Technology won the Safety Award.

shell eco-marathon awards

shell eco-marathon awards

Story: Joshua Varghese

 

About the author: Joshua Varghese

 

Would gape at fast cars. Still does but now has a chance to drive some of them. Hates driving in traffic but makes up for with a spot of off-roading or the occasional track outing. Insta: @motoknight

 

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