Six teams of Vietnamese students together with 140 international teams from 18 countries and territories will contest the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2013 from July 4-7 in the Malaysian capital of Kuala Lumpur which challenges them to design, build and test energy efficient vehicles.

According to Shell Vietnam, it will be the third time that Vietnamese teams are taking part in the event, the fourth of its kind in Asia .

The marathon, held annually by Shell, is a global contest for students aged 16-25 years old. It is designed to encourage their creative spirit and give them a technical foundation for the future.

Nguyen Anh Tuyet, Shell Vietnam President, said she believes that by participating in the contest the Vietnamese young generation’s awareness of energy efficiency will grow.

She added that the contest would inspire them to work out new ideas of energy, efficient energy use and practical technology application to develop the country and respond to climate change.

This year is the first time a team from the Industrial University of Ho Chi Minh City will take part in the urban car category.-VNA