The team from Vellore Institute of Technology was formed over eleven years ago and each year they recruit students with the common aim of developing new and innovative fuel-efficient vehicle concepts. Comprised of twenty-eight members, split into four key sub-teams: Engine and Electrical, Vehicle Dynamics, Design, and Management. They are driven to achieve this not only to win awards, but to make a difference in the world of mobility.
Even though the team have competed in Shell Eco-marathon track events since 2009, they first found glory in 2018 as winners in the ICE- gasoline prototype category.
Off the track, it wasn’t until 2017 that they received an honorable mention for their communications campaign and in 2020 finally won an Off-Track Award in the same category. The team see communications as an important part of their Shell Eco-marathon campaign as the key to inspiring young minds, ensuring future generations are engaged in the subject matter of the competition.
The 2020 Asia Off-Track Awards victory has been a real milestone for the team and a source of motivation to keep dreaming of a better future. They are inspired to achieve more setting even bigger goals. In 2020 the pandemic couldn’t stop their commitment to Shell Eco-marathon and hope for similar success for upcoming events in 2021 and beyond.