The Toyota NUST Automotive Group has been declared the best team of the subcontinent at the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019. The Marathon took place in Malaysia from 28th April to 2nd May 2019.
From South Asia, Pakistani team was the only one that cleared the technical inspection round and that had the valid mileage run. This made Pakistan’s NUST Automotive Group the best team in the subcontinent.
Pakistani team beat the likes of Indian, Bangladeshi, Turkish, Singaporean, Malaysian, Egyptian, Saudi Arabian, Nepali, Philippine teams along with many others in this category.
Also, the NUST Automotive Group secured the 3rd position among leading teams from all over the world. The mileage ensured that the team secured 11th position out of over 100 teams.
Back in 2010, Toyota NUSTAG began its journey in Electrical & Mechanical Engineering NUST College. Since then the team has remained the strongest participants of the annually held Shell-Eco-Marathon. Furthermore, in the Urban Concept Category, the team secured 3rd position and left behind 14 other countries.
Since 2018, their vehicle ‘Kashmir’ has gained popularity becoming the first one in Pakistan and 11th out of over 100 teams in Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2019.
The team wants to further improve its vehicle in order to gain a better position in upcoming year.