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Perodua Eco-Challenge 2013

Perodua is organizing its fifth edition of Perodua Eco-Challenge this year. UNITEN has been participating in the event for the last four years and again this year we will send a team for the event. The institutions taking part in this year’s Eco-Challenge are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Universiti Selangor Universiti Teknology Petronas Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka Universiti Malaysia Pahang Universiti Teknologi MARA Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Universiti Malaysia Perlis (NEW) Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN) Politeknik Ungku Omar.

The categories in this year’s Perodua Eco-Challenge are: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Long distance Engineering Styling Time attack Marketing Challenge Overall champion

The total prize has been increased by 23% this year to RM127,000 from the RM103,000 offered last year. Last year UNITEN won the Marketing Challenge and produced the following awesome video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7GB9Jjhl3Kw Our best achievement was in 2010 where we won the Overall Champion. We managed to produce the best mileage of 42.7 km/l. Our strength was on CFD and aerodynamics based on experiences gained in solar car competition in Australia. Our car was the lightest, and we had various sub-competitions among students and combined the best of ideas to produce a winning car.

For Perodua Eco-Challenge 2013, each participating is given a Perodua MyVi. The challenge is to make the car more fuel efficient and at the same time redesign and rebuilt the vehicle upper body to a totally different look. The team has to cut the upper body as shown in Figure 1, and then come up with their own design for the body.

Figure 1: The upper body must be cut along the AA line

Figure 2 shows the winning car of PEC 2012 from Politeknik Ungku Omar. They came up with a clever design for the body using the concept of scorpion. They intelligently used canvas on some part of the body in order to reduce the weight. Their car won the Overall Champion with a mileage of 48 km/l.

We would like to invite UNITEN students to be part of the team for Perodua Eco-Challenge 2013. In the past, students had contributed in many different ways from engineering to marketing and supporters. If you are interested to be part of Perodua Eco-Challenge 2013, and want to get update on the activities that will be carried out, please leave your contact number at the following link:

http://padlet.com/wall/pec2013_uniten1 We will communicate with you using WhatsApp.