Students motivated to find disruptive and alternative fuel sources
by Suman Gupta
India, Uttar Pradesh, Greater Noida – February 7, 2017 - UPS (NYSE:UPS), the global leader in logistics, will sponsor engineering students from Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) of Bangladesh at the Imperial Society of Innovative Engineers’ Student Formula Hybrid competition.
The annual competition, and Asia’s largest vehicle challenge, develops interest among engineering students toward alternative power sources. Students on the Department of Mechanical and Production team from AUST will compete against 74 other teams during the event at the Buddha International Circuit in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India on February 16-19, 2017.
UPS will contribute financially to design, fabricate and ship the team’s car to India for the competition. “UPS supports Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology students’ creativity and engineering skills,” said Mark Martyn-Fisher, Indian Subcontinent Country Manager for UPS. “We encourage innovation and are committed to support youth with innovative projects for upcoming technologies and sustainable energy development.”
UPS has invested more than $750 million in alternative fuel and advanced technology vehicles and fueling stations globally since 2009. Additionally, the company achieved its goal of driving 1 billion miles in its alternative fuel and advanced technology fleet one year earlier than planned. “These types of efforts by UPS explain our motivation to encourage students to find disruptive and sustainable solutions in their endeavors,” Martyn-Fisher said.
Kamrul Hasan, Captain of Team Swapnojan, Ahsanullah University of Science and Technology (AUST) said, “We are proud to become the first Bangladeshi team to participate in the Student Formula Hybrid competition. The event offers us an opportunity to create recognition for Bangladesh at the international motorsport stage and to raise interest for automobile engineering. We are grateful to UPS for offering us this sponsorship.
With 109 years of logistics experience, UPS recognizes environmental challenges and encourages partnership and collective commitments to propel the cause of environmental sustainability forward. “With more than 100,000 drivers logging more than 3 billion miles per year, our future depends on our ability to meet the growing demand for global trade while reducing our impact on the environment,” Martyn-Fisher added.
Through an integrated supply chain and more than 440,000 employees, UPS delivers 19.1 million packages and documents daily and handles about 2% of global GDP in its network.