Pontianak State Polytechnic (Polnep) once again participated in Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) Asia 2015. The event was held in Manila, Philippines from February 26 to March 1, 2015. There were 129 teams from 17 countries took part in this year event.
Polnep sent one team for Urban Concept Diesel category, competed with 13 others from Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Brunei Darussalam, India, and fellow Indonesians. Out of 13 teams, only 12 of them passed technical and safety inspection, and at the end of the race, only 6 teams could set their records. Polnep booked the record of mileage to 71 km/litre and earned 6th place behind teams from Surabaya Institute of Technology, Bandung Institute of Technology, University of Sebelas Maret, University of South Sumatera, and Technological Institute of the Philippines.
Polnep Official stated that the mileage achievement was slightly better compared to last year record even though in terms of overall ranking we step down 5 positions. Yet, this success is highly appreciated, and last but not least, congratulations to Polnep Diesel Team.