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Throwback : FUPRE Excels At Shell Eco Marathon, Its Fuel Efficient Car Went 55.9km With A Litre Of Petrol

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Throwback : FUPRE Excels At Shell Eco Marathon With Its Fuel Efficient Car, Went 55.9km With A Litre Of Petrol - autojosh

Throwback : FUPRE excels at 2015 Shell Eco Marathon in SA with its fuel efficient prototype car.

Its prototype car was able to go 55.9km with just a litre of premium motor spirit/petrol.

The team defeated other competitors from South Africa and Nigeria.

Throwback : FUPRE Excels At Shell Eco Marathon With Its Fuel Efficient Car, Went 55.9km With A Litre Of Petrol - autojosh





It’s been five years since a group of students from the Federal University of Petroleum Resources, FUPRe, Effurun, Warri, came top in the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon Competition which was held in Pretoria South Africa.

The FUPRe team emerged the overall best in the Energy-Efficient Race Car design with its prototype car; defeating competitors from South Africa and Nigeria.

The prototype car was able to go 55.9 km with just a litre of premium motor spirit (PMS)/petrol.

Throwback : FUPRE Excels At Shell Eco Marathon With Its Fuel Efficient Car, Went 55.9km With A Litre Of Petrol - autojosh

In addition to creating the most fuel efficient car, the FUPRe team also won the best off track technology innovation. The anti-theft device makes it impossible to steal the vehicle.

FUPRE prototype car during the 2015 Shell Eco Marathon in Pretoria, South Africa

Leader of the winning team, Ebijakpo Efemena, told reporters that were confident of their capacity and ability to win.

“We were the first team to go through the technical inspection and the second team to make it immediately into the competition. Also, our first attempt was valid,”





Throwback : FUPRE Excels At Shell Eco Marathon With Its Fuel Efficient Car, Went 55.9km With A Litre Of Petrol - autojosh

FUPRE excels At Shell Eco Marathon with its fuel efficient car, went 55.9km with a litre of petrol

He added that :

“We came with our smart car in order to win the competition and to prove that we can design a car that is much more fuel efficient and take a long distance.”

Unlike the other three teams from University of Lagos, University of Benin, and Ahmadu Bello University, who were sponsored by Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC, the winning team were sponsored by FUPRe management.





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