Driving Shell’s showcase car for the Prototype class of its eco-Marathon competition. One that does 177km to a litre.
With all the talk about ecoconsciousness in cars and the sense of thrift that it’s associated with, we’ve started to think of such cars to be lifeless and commodity-like. Like something that has no business being even vaguely involving. As if it were penance for our previous misdeeds.
So recently when I got a chance to take a spin in an eco-friendly car, I wasn’t expecting to find myself experiencing something extraordinary. Especially when you keep in mind I was driving Shell’s showcase car for the Prototype class of its Eco-marathon competition. One that does 177km to a litre.
I got a chance to drive this car at the Sepang Circuit in Malaysia, during Shell’s Make The Future Live. The main attraction here was the Asia leg of the Shell Eco-marathon, an event that the energy giant uses to bring forth the newest and brightest minds in engineering and science. It does it through a college level competition where students build the most fuel-efficient car possible.
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