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Indonesian students battle it out at eco-friendly car contest

Aman Rochman

The Jakarta Post

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Malang, East Java  /  Wed, October 9, 2019  /  02:46 pm
Indonesian students battle it out at eco-friendly car contest

Shell Indonesia president director Darwin Silalahi (second right) talks with a student from Yogyakarta's Muhammadiyah University during the Energy-Efficient Car Contest (KMHE) 2019 at Malang State University in Malang, East Java, on Sept. 28. (JP/Aman Rochman)

Eighty teams of 640 students from 45 Indonesian universities joined the 2019 Energy Efficient Car Contest (KMHE) held at Malang State University from Sept. 24 to 28 under the auspices of the Research, Technology and Higher Education Ministry and oil and gas firm Shell Indonesia. Unlike previous editions, this year’s KMHE awarded the grand champion with a perpetual trophy. The contest was divided into two categories: Urban and Prototype. Meanwhile, the vehicles were categorized into four classes based on the engine type, namely gasoline, ethanol, diesel or electric, according to Muarifin from the organizing committee. Shell Indonesia president director Darwin Silalahi said his company supported the creativity forum for environmentally friendly cars that also offered solutions and new findings for the use of alternative and renewable energy as substitutes for fossil energy. ...