Universitas Ahmad Dahlan (UAD) achieved another achievement through the UAD Electric Car team, Al Qorni Automotive Electrical in the 2022 Formula Electric Student Championship – Indonesia International Motor Show (FESC IIMS) in Jakarta. The vehicle known as the first generation of Ahmad Dahlan Electric Vehicle (ADEV 01) won second place in the overall championship after succeeding to be the fifth place in the acceleration category, third place in the skidpad category, and the third place in the endurance and efficiency categories.
The event followed by 10 higher education institutions comprised Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, Politeknik Negeri Madiun, Universitas Brawijaya, Institut Teknologi Kalimantan, Institut teknologi PLN, Universitas Gadjah Mada, Politeknik TEDC Bandung, Universitas Riau, and Universitas Negeri Malang. Choirul Fajri, S.I.Kom, MA mentioned that the achievement has not come without the hard work and all support from UAD academic civitas. “The competition becomes the first competition followed by the UAD electric car team that also becomes the only institution from private and Muhammadiyah universities,” said the Head of Student and Alumni Bureau, in a statement (21/05).
The competition was also beneficial for the students in improving research for technology related to Formula Electric vehicles. The specification of ADEV 01 has 28-voltage supplied by four 12-volt dry cells with 40 AH power that are able to move in 20 KM with a maximum velocity of 40 KM/hour.
In following the competition, the participants should undergo the examination of car specification, trial, acceleration test, skidpad test, endurance and efficiency test, business plan presentation, exhibition and winner announcement. The 2022 FESC IIMS winner comprised of (1) Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta, (2) Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, (3) Politeknik Negeri Madiun, (4) Universitas Brawijaya, (5) Institut Teknologi Kalimantan, (6) Institut teknologi PLN, (7) Universitas Gadjah Mada, (8) Politeknik TEDC Bandung, (9) Universitas Riau, and (10) Universitas Negeri Malang.
FESC became an event in the Indonesia International Motor Show (IIMS), the biggest vehicle exhibition event in Indonesia. Therefore, the prestigious event was also attended by various vehicle manufacturers, industries, and famous experts.