SEMAR UGM successfully won two titles at once in Shell Eco-Marathon 2022 held at Mandalika International Street Circuit, Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara, on October 11-15, 2022. SEMAR UGM won the 1st place in Battery-Electric Class, Prototype Category for SEMAR PROTO and the 2nd place in Internal Combustion Engine Class, Urban Concept Category for SEMAR URBAN.
In this prestigious energy-friendly car race that challenges students from all over the world to explore and finally providing solutions for advanced-vehicle energy needed in this era, SEMAR UGM surpassed 49 participants consist of 33 Indonesia’s representatives dan 16 participants from other countries like India, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam.
Competing in the Prototype Category with the concept of an energy-efficient futuristic car, SEMAR PROTO left the judges in awe by reaching the distance of 587 km/kWh. The arena of Urban Concept Category focussing on the design of a four-wheeled energy-efficient vehicle needed by urban communities was successfully conquered by SEMAR URBAN by carrying the superiority of their vehicle in its efficient usage of the fuel and its carbon fibre body, making it weighed only 89 kilograms and reached the distance of 332 km/l.
The whole process of the idea brainstorming, the production of the car, and finally competing at the racetrack of Mandalika International Street Circuit was crucial for SEMAR UGM in winning the competition. SEMAR’s representative stated on Sunday (16/10) that Mandalika International Street Circuit was a real challenge, making all the preparations should be executed well, especially in preparing the driver’s condition to face the uncertain weather, the length of the racetrack, the high temperature of the venue, and many other factors.
Congratulations, SEMAR UGM, for this proud achievement. May this victory would bring about more remarkable achievements and innovations for the advancement of science and technology.
(Source: Subdirektorat Kreativitas Mahasiswa Direktorat Kemahasiswaan Universitas Gadjah Mada)
PR of DTMI | October 2022