The vehicle “Storm” designed and produced by the Electric Vehicle Development Center (EVDC) operating under Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Rector’s Office is going to represent the university at the Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TUBİTAK) Efficiency Challenge competition taking place within the scope of TEKNOFEST. This year’s competition is going to take place at İstanbul Atatürk Airport between the 16th and 22nd of September, 2019. Team ADA is going to represent EMU for the third time in the 15th Annual Efficiency Challenge Competition.
In 2017, the Z-ZERO electric vehicle developed by the Faculty of Engineering, Department of Engineering attended the competition finishing in 20th place out of 74 teams. This project was also seen fit to receive the Mechatronic Design Award as a result of its superiority in mechanic and electronic design, engineering work and being locality. Meanwhile the vehicle “Mediterranean Shark” finished the Electromobile 2018 Competition organized by TÜBİTAK in ninth place.
EMU - The Only Representative of TRNC
As the only participating institution from the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) this year EMU will take part in the electro mobile category of the said competition with the “Storm” vehicle of team “ADA”. Team ADA’s project “Storm” is being led by EVDC President Asst. Prof. Dr. Davut Solyalı. The team is comprised of local and international undergraduate and postgraduate students. The design, development and production of project “Storm” took place fully under the scope of EMU with students using the university’s facilities and laboratories.
The Efficiency Challenge is an annual competition for university students organized by TÜBİTAK since 2005. The Challenge aims to lead to the research of alternative and clean energy sources, to increase their use in the automotive sector and to raise awareness. The vehicles designed according to the city concept are examined in terms of high energy efficiency. The organization that greatly values local production requires 4 parts of the vehicle to be produced domestically since 2018.