University students ready for SMEA 2018 hinh anh 1Vietnam’s student teams get ready for the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2018 in Singapore on March (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) - Seven teams of students from five universities in Vietnam will participate at Shell Eco-Marathon Asia (SMEA) 2018 – Make the Future, which will take place at Changi Exhibition Centre in Singapore from March 8-11.

Organised for the second time in Singapore, the competition has attracted more than 100 teams from countries and territories in Asia and the Middle East this year.

The competition acts as a playground for students to test vehicles they have designed and built themselves.

To achieve their goals, the teams have to travel extraordinary distances using only one litre of fuel.

Participating in the competition, students are expected to understand the urgency of using renewable energy and natural gas and low-carbon technologies, among other new energy solutions.

The seven teams are: LH-GOLD ENERGY and LH-EST from Lac Hong University, AutoUTC and AutoUTC - Newway from the Hanoi-based University of Transport and Communication, CKD.CTA from the HCM City University of Technology and Education, HaUI AUTO from the Hanoi University of Industry, and Hat Dau (Beans) from Da Nang Polytechnic University.

Of the figure, four teams will take part in the prototype (gasoline) category and three teams in the UrbanConcept competition (gasoline, ethanol and electric battery category). Of these, two teams will use electric batteries in their designs for energy sources.

Last year at the SMEA 2017, Vietnam’s team LH-EST from Lac Hong University based in Dong Nai province won the top prize in the UrbanConcept competition with a result of 107.8km per kWh.

In the Prototype category, team HaUI AUTO from the Hanoi University of Industry won the fifth prize with a mileage of 783km per litre, followed by team CKD.FA from the HCM City University of Technology and Education with 766km per litre.

Started in 1939 in Europe, Shell Eco-Marathon (SME) is a global competition for students which challenge student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles.

Three SME competitions are held in Asia, the Americas and Europe throughout the year. - VNA