Kocaeli Vehicles that successfully completed the dynamic driving test and technical checks at the Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races held in Kocaeli hit the track.
TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival, 34 vehicles started in the International Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races organized by TUBITAK at the Körfez Racetrack, and 37 vehicles in the High School Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races.
The International Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races are held in two categories: “electromobile” and “hydromobile”. While this year, for the first time, vehicles with 2-seater and 4-wheel concepts were requested from the teams, the obligation to participate in the race by producing domestic parts was increased to 2 this year. In the races, each car is expected to complete 30 laps on a track of approximately 2 kilometers in a maximum of 65 minutes.
In the High School Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races, each vehicle is required to complete 20 laps on a track of approximately 2 kilometers in a maximum of 65 minutes.
The organization will end with the award ceremony to be held after the second final races to be held tomorrow.
“Nearly 150 thousand teams applied to TEKNOFEST competitions this year”
Deputy Minister of Industry and Technology Mehmet Fatih Kacır, who met and chatted with the young people participating in the competition, told reporters that the Efficiency Challenge Races organized by TÜBİTAK is TEKNOFEST’s most senior competition.
Stating that the 18th Efficiency Challenge Races were held this year, Kacır stated that the races, which were more speed-oriented in the first years, became efficiency-oriented in the following years.
Noting that energy efficiency is the most important agenda in the world, Kacır said, “Electric vehicles are predicted to bring great gains in terms of energy efficiency. We expect our young people to achieve efficiency-oriented results in their projects. The effort spent in these competitions is highly rewarded, both in their individual lives and in their individual lives. We observe that Turkey has produced very important outputs in the journey of the national technology move.” said.
Saying that they are trying to spread the excitement of the national technology move all over Turkey, Kacır said, “Nearly 150 thousand teams applied to TEKNOFEST competitions this year. This means that close to 750 thousand young people are actually involved in this journey, this excitement is now reaching almost all high schools and universities in Turkey. It means spread.” used his statements.
TUBITAK President Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal also noted that the vehicles were tested and inspected in the first 4 days of the organization, and 34 teams competed in the International Electric Vehicle Races today.
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