ISLAMABAD: A team from Nust College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME), ‘Toyota Nustag’, was impressive by standing out at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019, held in Malaysia.

According to a press release issued on Friday, students of the College of EME have been participating in the competition launched in 2010 and held every year in different locations throughout the world.

The objective of this competition is to drive innovation in engine and automotive technologies by inviting student teams from across the world to design and build vehicles with the highest distance covered per unit of fuel consumed.

It involves categories of vehicles with gasoline, battery-electric and hydrogen fuel cars.

There were two stages of the competition. First, the vehicles must clear the technical inspections regarding weight, dimensions, braking, safety and fuel supply etc.

The technical and safety inspections this year were stricter than before, resulting in many teams who cleared for track in past years, not qualifying in 2019. Team ‘Toyota Nustag’ cleared all the technical inspections in time and proceeded to the track.

Secondly, Team Nustag completed a valid run on the track, yielding a mileage of 72 km/ltr. Nustag’s mileage earned the team 11th position among 55 competing teams from around the world.

In addition, the team also beat India, Bangladesh, Turkey, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Nepal, Philippines and many other South Asian countries in category of urban concept mileage challenge.

Published in Dawn, May 18th, 2019