The challenge, a joint collaboration between the local carmaker and Grab, was open to Grab driver-partners using a Proton Iriz, Persona or Saga.
The best performers of each category (Iris, Persona, Saga) were selected out of the initial 2,181 participants who used the least amount of fuel from a single tank and were recruited from July 10 to 29, with the first 1,000 being rewarded with a RM30 car service voucher from Proton.
Out of the best performers, it was Tun Kamalul Zaman, driving a Proton Persona, who used 25 litres of petrol and earned RM353 for the day.
As for Lim Poh Aik (Proton Saga) and Long Mun Fai (Proton Iriz), both drivers consumed just 16 litres of petrol and earned RM168 and RM158 for the day respectively.
The top performers for each category during the final were also rewarded with a grand prize of RM6,888 worth of Proton car sales vouchers along with special incentives from Grab.
All finalists will also be treated to invites to the launch of Proton's first ever SUV and exclusive test drive events.
The qualifying period ran from Aug 1 to 5 and all participants were given five days to drive within the Klang Valley to earn as much as possible.
The best performers in each category (Iriz, Persona and Saga) were then selected to compete in the final, which flagged off from Proton Centre of Excellence.
All Grab driver-partners who participated in the Final round were awarded with RM500 worth of Proton Sales Voucher each, which is redeemable for new car purchase.
Each participant were then directed to the nearest petrol station and had their fuel tank topped up and sealed before setting off at 9am to earn as much as possible.
Before returning at 5pm, participants headed to the nearest petrol station towards COE where their fuel consumption was calculated.
“As Malaysia’s first car company, PROTON played a major role in putting Malaysians on the road. We would like to do something similar to help the ride sharing industry grow and hopefully with the PROTON Wealth on Wheels event and our other promotional activities we will attract more driver-partners to our cars,” said PROTON Edar chief executive officer Abdul Rashid Musa.