Meet the underappreciated team of bright Engineering students who brought prestige to the Philippines.
Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) competitions challenge student teams around the world to design, build, test and drive ultra-energy-efficient vehicles. In March 2016, the Asian leg of SEM happened in the Philippines, where the Filipino student teams did not disappoint.
One of those Filipino teams was University of San Carlos’ Team Lahutay who bagged the 3rd prize in the diesel prototype category, finishing only behind powerhouse countries China and Japan. Team Lahutay’s fuel-efficient vehicle recorded a mileage of 105.8 kilometers for a single liter of fuel, while Japan recorded an astounding 1,424km/l.
Nonetheless, Team Lahutay’s 3rd place in the whole Asia is an impressive feat that needs to be supported not just for the prestige it can bring to our Province, but also for its technological innovation.
teeeeest~ testing pic.twitter.com/ec258l9DSy— Team Lahutay (@TeamLahutay) January 8, 2014
“Awestrucked” by the team’s achievement and its little recognition, Steve Gingco, general manager of Isuzu Cebu Inc invited the media to share Team Lahutay’s impressive accomplishments.
Team Lahutay will strive to bring glory to Cebu once again as they compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon Philippines 2017, which starts today at the Clark International Speedway in Mabalacat, Pampanga.
With Isuzu Cebu Inc’s financial support, team manager Kylle Despi said that they are confident of bringing home the top prize this year which sees them competing with other schools in the Philippines.
This year, Team Lahutay entered the Prototype-Internal Combustion Engine with Diesel fuel type category. They are looking forward to recording a mileage of over 150 kilometers, especially with the various improvements they have made to the vehicle.
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