Celebrities attend the Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driving challenge from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand. Bianca Gonzalez and together with the other celebrities drove from Batangas through Manila busy streets during the opening of the Shell Eco-Marathon 2014.
This year Bianca and students are competing with media personalities using All New Honda Jazz, All New Honda City and All New Honda Brio Amaze. The participants will have to travel from Clark Pampanga and go through pit stops and challenges in the relation of the fact and fiction in fuel efficiency.
What is Shell FuelSave Challenge?
Is a challenge to competitors in how saving fuel at the times like this. Drivers will learn how to do simple changes in driving habits can affect in saving fuel. They also is tested their skills in making good choices on the road to help make their fuel last longer.
Shell FuelSave Fact or Fiction Driving
February 11, 2015 held the culminating program regarding Shell FuelSave Fact or Fiction Challenge. This is where discussed the study they made in the behavior of motorist in how they save fuel.
What is even interesting, more than half (53%) of the drivers surveyed say they feel anxious trying to decide how best to save fuel, leading many to believe in a collection of absurd fuel saving myths. The research shows 80% of drivers believe warming up their engine before setting off will make them more fuel efficient, while 57% think filling up at night does the same trick.
Shockingly, nearly half (45%) even believe ‘burping’ their cars to release air pockets in the tank will help them save fuel. Unfortunately, for the majority of the Philippines’ driving population, none of these fuel efficiency myth help in reducing fuel costs.
The Shell FuelSave Fact or Fiction Report also reveals that the confusion on the road is in stark contrast to what goes on inside the nation’s homes, where Filipinos conserve energy by limiting their electrical use but not their fuel consumption. Indeed, while 88% of people say they frequently turn off the lights to save energy when leaving the house, only 4 in 10 (42%) will frequently remove excess weight from their boot or backseat to make their vehicle lighter and effectively helping drivers to save on fuel.
To learn more about Shell Eco-marathon and discover top tips on how to make your fuel last longer, visit www.shell.com.ph/fuelsave.
About the Shell FuelSave Fact or Fiction Report
The Shell FuelSave Fact or Fiction Report was commissioned by Shell and conducted by independent research firm Edelman Berland in December 2014. It used an online questionnaire with a nationally representative sample of 1,000 Filipino drivers aged 18 to 40.
About Shell FuelSave
Shell FuelSave Unleaded and Shell FuelSave Diesel are our Regular priced fuels designed to last longer. Currently available in 23 countries, they contain active efficiency ingredients and are designed to improve engine efficiency from the very first tank.
About Shell Eco-marathon Asia
Shell Eco-marathon Asia will be held on the streets of Manila between 26 February and 1 March 2015. Approximately 150 teams from 18 countries, including 33 teams from the Philippines will be taking part.
Shell Eco-marathon began in 1939 at a Shell research laboratory in the United States as a friendly wager between scientists to see who could get the most miles per gallon from their vehicle.
The winner barely achieved 50 mpg (21 km/l) and from these humble origins, a more organised competition evolved. In 1985 in France, Shell Eco-marathon as we know it today was born. The inaugural Shell Eco-marathon Asia was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in 2010 before moving to the Philippines, in 2014.