TV host Bianca Gonzalez and thirteen everyday drivers geared up to put their driving know-how to the test, as they drove from Bonifacio Global City to Batangas and back, in the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge.
Testing road savvy and pushing fuel efficient driving skills of seven teams, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge taught fourteen participants to drive smart and make good choices on and off the road to help manage life’s daily pressures.
“More than being a fuel efficiency competition, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge is our way of showing Filipino motorists how easy it is to be fuel efficient. All it takes are making a few simple changes to the way we drive and using the right fuel,” explained Anthony Lawrence Yam, Vice President for Retail of Pilipinas Shell.
Driving a total distance of 240 kilometers in the all new Ford EcoSport 1.5L Titanium, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge participants took on four challenges that tested their ability to be fuel efficient on the road. Making the Driving Challenge more of a learning experience for the participants is a special mentoring session on smarter driving behaviors by Shell Fuel Scientist Mae Ascan, the only Filipino among the over 200 Fuel Scientists in the world.
“I am delighted to be part of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge and show my fellow motorists that every driver can be fuel efficient,” said Bianca Gonzalez who was named Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driver of the Year after besting three other celebrities from Singapore, Malaysia and Thailand during the final leg of the Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driving Challenge in February.
“I am not a driving enthusiast so I am amazed to know that making simple adjustments to the way I drive – such as driving smoothly, avoiding high speeds and planning my trips carefully can go a long way in increasing my fuel efficiency,” Gonzalez added. “Of course, what makes the difference is choosing the right fuel.”
Demonstrating that fuel efficient driving can be done by all drivers, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge also challenged everyday drivers, including professional drivers, moms and young professionals, who all cannot take driving out of their daily routine and busy lives.
“It’s no secret that Filipino motorists are constantly balancing life’s pressures, making numerous decisions that impact their finances, their families and their future,” said Yam. “Ultimately, through the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge, we want to show everyday drivers that choosing the right fuel does not have to be a tough decision, and that Shell FuelSave is a good choice that they don’t have to think about.”
Winners of the driving challenge, namely: Mommy Bloggers Sarah Tirona and Mish Aventajado who took home the grand prize; Shell FuelSave Celebrity Driver Bianca Gonzalez and team-mate Rio Umali in second place; and, the other Mommy Bloggers tandem of Kris De Guzman and Jackie Go in third place. Surprisingly, winners were all women.
The Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge served as a prelude to the results of the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Report –a nationwide study conducted by Pilipinas Shell to probe deeper into the range of decisions Filipino motorists make, the factors that affect these decisions, and how these impact the other aspect of their lives.
As Pilipinas Shell continues to celebrate 100 Years of Shell Companies in the Philippines, the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Driving Challenge and the Shell FuelSave Good Choice Report are a testament to the company’s commitment to meet the evolving needs of its customers and provide quality products and services.
For more tips on fuel efficient driving, visit www.shell.com.ph/targetonemillion.