ERSE KABLO SUPPORTS ITU ELECTRIC VEHICLE TEAM AT SHELL ECO-MARATHON RACE
The first leg of Shell Eco-marathon, the longest running student innovation competition in the world, which has been held by Shell since 1935, took place in the Netherlands betweenv May 31 and June 3 with the participation of 38 teams. In the competition, students presented extraordinary ideas with their solutions in the internal combustion engine, allelectric (EV) and hydrogen energy categories, focusing on the development of city-specific automotive technologies. Energy plays an important role in our world, and as the population grows, more energy is needed; the Shell Eco-marathon Competition is a competition where thousands of students from around the world compete, promoting awareness of sustainable energy.
ITU Electric Vehicle Team (ITU), consisting of 29 students from different engineering departments (Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Electrical-Electronics, Faculty of Chemistry-Metallurgy, Faculty of Business Administration, Faculty of Aeronautical Sciences, Faculty of Computer and Informatics) of Istanbul Technical University aims to develop electric vehicle and autonomous driving technologies. ITU Electric Vehicle Team represented our country in Shell Eco-marathon 2017 and 2018 in France and Istanbul and ITUEV, which won the 3rd place in Shell Eco-marathon France in 2017 and the second place in Istanbul in 2018, represented our country in the competition held in the Netherlands in 2022.
ITU Electric Vehicle Team experienced the excitement of embodying the Shell Eco-marathon spirit by pushing the limits of energy optimization on the tracks with its creativity, hard work and team spirit. ITU Electric Vehicle Team makes the design of the lower body, upper shell, protective cage structure, battery, battery management system, driver circuit, motor control software, secondary circuits, cabling, emergency and protection installations and all mechanical productions in-house. ITUEV carries out its works in ITU Electrical Machines Laboratory, which is the largest university electrical machine laboratory in Turkey. The team will also represent ITU in the TÜBİTAK Efficiency Challenge Efficiency Races on 20-24 July 2022.
As Erse Kablo, we support the efforts of our young students, who work to raise awareness in sustainable energy, to build a lower carbon future by coming together with young teams from different parts of the world. We are happy to be among the sponsors of the ITU Electric Vehicle Team and to follow this process with them. We thank our esteemed academician Assoc. Prof. Dr. Derya Ahmet Kocabaş from ITU Electrical Engineering Department for his communication with Erse Kablo.