Students from four Vietnamese universities will take part in the 2013 Shell Eco-marathon Asia this July in Malaysia.

The students, from the Hanoi University of Industry, Hanoi University of Technology, HCMC University of Industry, and HCMC University of Technology, will form six teams to compete against 140 teams from 18 countries across Asia at the competition.

This year’s event, the third since 2011, will welcome 1,500 students, who will challenge each other in stretching the limits of energy efficiency at the Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, from July 4 to 7.

This super-mileage race, created by Shell, is designed to inspire student innovation and develop future technologies that represent game-changing fuel efficiency and transportation performance.

To help meet the growing energy demand and reduce future CO2 emissions, the Shell Eco-marathon Asia challenges participants to design, build, and test vehicles to go the farthest distance using the least amount of energy, according to Shell.-VNA