Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014 starts now!


I realize there is one thing that my humble hometown has that not many other states have – a traffic garden! I come from Sibu and we have a miniature town complete with small stop signs, lanes that have directions and even mini traffic lights! It doubles as a favorite jogging spot but that was how I learned the fundamentals of driving by pretending to be a car on my cycle as a 9 year old kid.

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I was quite involved in local events back when I was working in Sibu and I remember Shell did a traffic event there too.

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However, there’s something more exciting coming up and there’s going to be auditions in Johor Bahru, Kuantan, Penang, and Selangor! The 6th Shell FuelSave Challenge is back!

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The Shell FuelSave Challenge is an annual driving event which showcases how easy it is for everyday individuals (that’s you and me) to become advocates of fuel-saving and be awarded when they practise the Shell FuelSave Tips, coupled with the use of Shell FuelSave 95 – a Fuel Designed to Last Longer per Tank.

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Interesting fact: Did you know that UPS in the United Sates almost never make left turns? Their courier delivery service trucks makes a right turn 90% of the time to save on fuel! This was actually tested in an episode of Mythbusters and it turned out to be true!

The episode of Mythbusters was dedicated to “hypermiling” and refers to a series of techniques for energy efficient driving.

Shell FuelSave Tips #1: Keep your tyres at the right pressure. Correctly inflated tyres are safer, last longer and improve fuel economy.


Shell FuelSave 95 is formulated with Active Efficiency Ingredients designed to improve fuel and engine efficiency as well as save costs. This year, participants will be able to enhance their knowledge on making smart choices on the road though the Shell FuelSave Challenge, which will have both a real-life and online component where you have the opportunity to win exclusive prizes and rewards!

Shell FuelSave Tips #2: Use air conditioning sparingly. Air conditioning puts added strain to the engine and uses fuel to operate, limit use to particularly hot days.

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Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014 is back and you can join the driving challenge that will test all your preconceived notions of fuel efficient driving! You think you can squeeze the most kilometers out of a single litre of gas? This challenge is for you! There will be four regional winners (North, East Coast, Central and South) for RM 2,000 each and the best of the best will come together for the National Finals! Just register and stand a chance to win the RM 20,000 grand prize!

Shell FuelSave Tips #3: Avoid carrying excess weight. Extra weight affects your fuel efficiency. Keep your boot and back seat clear of unnecessary items that just add weight to your vehicle.

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You can also participate the Shell FuelSave Journey after registering online – there will be tasks and “missions” that can be completed by just answering a few questions and clicking a mouse button. This is the online bit if you’re more inclined to participate in a digital format. There will also be exclusive prizes and rewards even if you don’t make it to the Driving Challenge!

Start your engines now at the official Shell FuelSave Challenge page!

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10 thoughts on “Shell FuelSave Challenge 2014 starts now!”

  1. Penang used to have this type of Safety Gardens back in 70s. I am not sure whether they still exists.

    What a nice information about the latest Shell FuelSave Tips benefits! I need to learn to keep my bills down with our inflation soaring up. I am surprised to hear about this UPS driving tactics. That means we should reverse and make left turns since our roads are not for left hand driving. What an eye opener today!

    • Yeah, we have one in our hometown too! 🙂

      Haha! It’s meant for US roads, so for us, we should do the opposite e.g. turn left all the time.

      However, it only makes incremental savings, so it basically only benefits huge logistical corporations like UPS, who has a fleet of trucks, so even a 0.12% savings in fuel can translate to a large amount. You can try it if you want though.

    • Yeah they have an annual competition! 🙂

      I’ve never joined it before though, I’ll try my luck this year with Shell’s competition.

      Cheers for the well wishes mate!

    • Haha! Yeah, I know I look innocent. 🙂

      I’m quite proud of the fact, although I didn’t appreciate it as I was growing up coz it was hard to get into clubs and raves so I had to use a fake ID. However, now that I’m almost 34 I really like it coz you can ALWAYS look young and innocent but not vice versa so I’ll rather look young than old (while I used to wish I look older when I was in my teens and trying to get into a 21-only venue).

      Yeah, I always wear long sleeved shirts to the office. It was a working day in the photo – I was just doing some corporate communications work for my company.

    • Yup, Shell does a lot of these events! 🙂

      They used to hold them at my hometown of Sibu too, and now this is the big one with nationwide openings!

    • It was taken exactly six (6) years back! 🙂

      Haha! Thanks for the kind compliment Mel!

      I actually do age, but I just have a babyface so I look relatively innocent. I have no secret – as you very well know, I use SOAP for everything – no shampoo, no facial wash etc.

      I like to say CLEAN LIVING is my secret to ageing well but anyone who knows me will know it’s a lie. It’s just genetics, my sister isn’t like me, I take after my late mom, who actually looks very young for her age.


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