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Shell Eco-Marathon Student Event 2021 Pakistan – Innovating for sustainability & energy-optimization

Karachi, October 14, 2021: Shell Pakistan organized the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM) 2021 Student event today at Rawalpindi, where engineering students from leading Pakistani universities demonstrated the performance of their self-built vehicles across 2 categories –’Prototype’ (Battery powered) or ‘Urban Concept’ (Gasoline run) in line with Shell’s mission to power progress with innovative and cleaner energy solutions.

The vehicles were evaluated by a panel of experts; Suneel Sarfraz Munj, Co-Founder of PakWheels.com, Aamir Attaa, Founder & CEO at ProPakistani.pk, and Nadia Haseeb, Country Marketing Head for Lubricants from Shell Pakistan on three main areas – Technical and safety features of their car, Innovation in design and Social Media communication strategy.

Team NUSTAG from NUST EME was recognized as the winner of ‘Gasoline Urban’ category, for ‘Battery Electric Prototype’ category Team Hammerhead from GIKI secured the top spot in the SEM Student Event 2021. The panel of expert judges also declared Team Urban from GIKI – as the runners-up in the ‘Gasoline Urban’ category, while the Team Envision from PNEC NUST Karachi – became the runners-up in the ‘Battery Electric Prototype’ category.

Another team from the NED University Karachi’, named; NED Racers’ were also invited to exhibit their fuel-efficient car in the student event.

Continuing for over 35 years now, SEM has become a global programme. Since 2010, top Pakistani universities have been competing year on year in SEM Asia that has been hosted in Malaysia, Singapore and the Philippines. The international event brings together over a 100 student teams from across 21 countries from Asia and the Middle East and serves as a learning platform for Pakistani students to engage with and bring home best practices from their counterparts from across the region. Pursuing Shell’s mission, the event collaborates with students of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) to build and operate the world’s most energy-efficient vehicles.

The CEO and Managing Director of Shell in Pakistan – Haroon Rashid, shared, “It is a privilege for Shell Pakistan to mentor these talented individuals in building their innovations. There is so much potential in the country’s youth that need platforms like these to showcase their talent and enable them to compete in global competitions and put Pakistan’s name on the leaderboard. It is crucial to keep innovating for socio-economic revival, as the global energy demand is rising after the prolonged disruption of Covid-19. We have the vision to energize national growth by investing in more sustainable mobility solutions.”

The students appreciated the valuable guidance offered by their mentors and industry experts to gear up for the regional and global SEM competition next year while also working towards innovating for a swift transition towards greener energy and technologies like; hydrogen fuel-cell and electric, etc.

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