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Bianca Gonzalez wins Shell celebrity drive

Bianca Gonzalez wins Shell celebrity drive
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For the second year in a row, Bianca Gonzalez emerged as champion in a driving challenge for fuel efficiency at the recently concluded Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015.

Held last February 27, Gonzalez competed against Fahrin Ahmad from Malaysia and Pichaya Nitipaisalkul from Thailand on the Shell Eco-marathon track, in a battle to determine the most fuel-efficient celebrity. Bianca was announced the winner after she drove one lap around the track, using only 1.75 liters of fuel per 100 kilometers (or 57kpL). For this challenge, the celebrities drove the Shell Urban Concept Car, a fuel-economy vehicle of the future that resembles today’s road cars.

In addition, all three celebrities participated in a live demonstration to bust a commonly believed fuel efficiency myth.

Now in its sixth year in Asia, Shell Eco-marathon is the world’s biggest fuel efficiency competition and one of the most innovative student competitions. Held annually, the platform aims to challenge the region’s aspiring young engineers to design, build, and test ultra-energy-efficient vehicles to help further discussions around the future of mobility.

The competition, which is taking place for the second time in Manila from 26 February and 1 March 2015, will see 127 teams from 17 countries across Asia, the Middle East, and Australia compete on the track until 1 March, when the final results will be announced.

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