Proton Green Mobility Challenge (PGMC) 2012 is organised by PROTON Holdings Berhad (PROTON) and Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM) . This completition serves as path for the collebration of univerisites and industry to develop an electric vechile based on the conventional Proton Saga specifications and feutures. PGMC 2012 is running out though out a year completition and only 10 universities was selected to enter the challenge. Below was the important date for the PGMC 2012.
Evergreen is named for the team challenge is from the inspiration of the nature in the green technology that makes the development is sustainable for environment. Evergreen team consist variety of expertise in the develop the electric vehicle (EV) from the area of electrical power towards mechanical engineering .
More than 20 experts from the different faculties from Universiti Teknikal Malaysia Melaka (UTeM) was form the EVeGREEN team and managed by Ir. Dr Md. Nazri bin Othman. He is assist by Dr. Noreffendy Bin Tamaldin for the EVerGREEN team.
Basic Idea of the Electric Vehicle:
Complicated steps to develop
The Inspiration for the develop EVerGREEN’s EV from the conventional internal combustion engine vehicle (ICEV) but it replace by the electrical motor. Since engine is replace by electrical motor, most the system used in ICEV have to charge according to needs of the EV system. Battery, controller, motor, and brakes have to modify to fit the EV system.
Likewise for the combustion engine system, thermal management is vital for motor in order running in optimum for long period. Meanwhile, heat generated from the battery is also effect on the performance of the EV system. A part of this, several of the cooling methods is applied for the EV such the direct air cooling and liquid for cooling.
Power management is crucial in this part to give performance of the EV for the better horsepower and torque. Meanwhile, it helps to maximize the mileage run of the EV for a single charging cycle. Design and tuning of the EV is important for achieve the higher torque and horsepower and elongate the battery life.
With well manage EV system, EVerGREEN electric vehicle will give the higher acceleration together with the higher top speed and more mileage run.
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