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1 2013 Electric Vehicle Grand Prix Championship Washington DC

2 The Electric Vehicle Association, Greater Washington DC Charlie Garlow US EPA, EVADC

3 EVADC Sponsors EV racing

4 EVADC Sponsors Solar Education

5 EVADC Supports modern EVs

6 Solar Decathlon and California EV Challenge Richard King US DOE

7 The Washington DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix Championship Dr. Nabih Bedewi Global EEE

8 Question? What do you get when you combine some of the latest technologies from Formula 1 racing, satellites, and F-16 jets with the most energetic and innovative minds in universities worldwide?

9 Answer? Solar Race Cars Aerodynamic body designs with thousands of hours of wind tunnel testing and computer simulations Most efficient terrestrial and space grade solar cells Advanced peak power trackers and PV electronics Latest encapsulation films for solar array Most efficient LED technology for turn signals & brake lights Advanced telemetry systems and computer control Most efficient custom wheel- mounted electric motors on the planet Lightweight and efficient custom wheels and low- loss bearings Advanced carbon-fiber composite chassis fabrication Advanced Kevlar and Nomex fabrication for solar panel substructure Lightest and most efficient Lithium based battery technology Sophisticated battery monitoring and management system Sophisticated weather prediction and energy management/strategy systems and software Lightweight and efficient low-scrub suspension and steering Advanced cockpit instrumentation and control interface Lowest rolling resistance high performance tyres

10 University Projects Engineering schools look for high school students with demonstrated involvement and hands-on experience with similar projects

11 Overview video New York State EV Competition

12 2013 EV Grand Prix in DC Opportunity for high schools in DC, MD and VA to get started Opportunity for high schools in DC, MD and VA to get started First year competition limited to “novice teams” First year competition limited to “novice teams” Cap on cost – level playing field Cap on cost – level playing field Partnered with NuGen Mobility to create kit Partnered with NuGen Mobility to create kit –Minimize risk and unknowns for school/teacher –Allow time to build program, know-how and track record –Add more capabilities (design, welding, etc) following years –Plenty of room for technical creativity and innovation Partnered with EVA/DC to support schools and event Partnered with EVA/DC to support schools and event Top finishers have opportunity to compete in Irvine, CA Top finishers have opportunity to compete in Irvine, CA Teams can participate in other competitions in the US Teams can participate in other competitions in the US

13 2013 EV Grand Prix in DC Competition to be held in DC Metro Area (location TBD) Competition to be held in DC Metro Area (location TBD) F1 style closed track – 0.5 to 1 mile F1 style closed track – 0.5 to 1 mile One day race One day race Run on battery only Run on battery only One hour heats One hour heats Longest distance wins Longest distance wins More than one team per institution may participate More than one team per institution may participate Registration fee: $250 Registration fee: $250 Includes membership in EA – can compete elsewhere Includes membership in EA – can compete elsewhere Receive official car number and design/rules handbook Receive official car number and design/rules handbook Covers track liability insurance Covers track liability insurance

14 Awards Overall Grand Prix winner – longest distance in one hour Overall Grand Prix winner – longest distance in one hour Fastest 0.25 mile dash Fastest 0.25 mile dash Best overall graphics design Best overall graphics design Sportsmanship Sportsmanship Best team photo Best team photo Best team video Best team video Trophies, awards, cash prizes Trophies, awards, cash prizes

15 Schedule Registration deadline: January 5 Registration deadline: January 5 Kit orders: February 1 Kit orders: February 1 Shipping considerations/lead time: 30 days Shipping considerations/lead time: 30 days Kit delivery: March 5 Kit delivery: March 5 Construction time: March 5 to May 15 Construction time: March 5 to May 15 Test/optimization/driver training: May 15 – June 15 Test/optimization/driver training: May 15 – June 15 Race: week of June 15 Race: week of June 15

16 Teacher and Student Support Technical support available throughout Technical support available throughout Assembly overview session when kits arrive Assembly overview session when kits arrive Guidance session for F&M students Guidance session for F&M students Help students develop strategy and action plan Help students develop strategy and action plan Assist with fundraising proposals Assist with fundraising proposals Critique “elevator pitch” Critique “elevator pitch”

17 Vehicle Options

18 The Vehicle

19 What is important? Efficiency Efficiency Motor Motor Controller Controller Charger (in between events) Charger (in between events) Electronics Electronics Tires Tires Vehicle weight Vehicle weight Driver weight not an issue – ballasted Driver weight not an issue – ballasted Gear ratio selection Gear ratio selection Strategy Strategy

20 DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix Kit and Components Eric Takamura NuGen Mobility, Inc.

21 Key Categories Chassis, Body & Wheels & Tires Chassis, Body & Wheels & Tires Reliable Reliable Tested Tested Easy to build / assemble Easy to build / assemble Drive System: Motor, Controller, connection and mounting Drive System: Motor, Controller, connection and mounting Reliable Reliable Efficient Efficient Correct operational Zones Correct operational Zones Safety & Electrical Safety & Electrical Five Point Seat belt Five Point Seat belt All components to complete safe, functional and reliable circuit All components to complete safe, functional and reliable circuit Power & Energy: Batteries & Battery Charger Power & Energy: Batteries & Battery Charger

22 Component Selection Several suppliers exist Several suppliers exist Time and decisions to make choices and find suppliers could take weeks if not months Time and decisions to make choices and find suppliers could take weeks if not months Quality/performance varies Quality/performance varies Knowing what is required Knowing what is required Cost: $4,500 - $5,500 Cost: $4,500 - $5,500 Individual Shipping is high Individual Shipping is high Adds another $500+ Adds another $500+ Result:Logistic Nightmare High risk Unknown Costs

23 Key Objectives Hands On Experience Hands On Experience Students focus on assembly, learning & Strategy Students focus on assembly, learning & Strategy Don’t get bogged with logistics Don’t get bogged with logistics Affordable and level playing field Affordable and level playing field Reduce effect that “$” win Reduce effect that “$” win Fun – Fun – “Doable” : “Doable” : “Competitive” “Competitive” **** Safe ! **** Safe !

24 Kit components As mentioned, first year parts are standardized into kit As mentioned, first year parts are standardized into kit Experience: most suitable chassis/outer body - Blue Sky Design Experience: most suitable chassis/outer body - Blue Sky Design –Costs $1950 plus shipping from west coast (  $300) –Steel Chassis –ABS outer body and FRP seat pan –Acrylic tinted canopy –Wheels, brakes, steering

25 Kit Components 24V High Efficiency electric motor 24V High Efficiency electric motor 24-48V, 300A controller 24-48V, 300A controller Reliable Sealed lead acid batteries Reliable Sealed lead acid batteries Compatible Battery charger Compatible Battery charger Five point seat belt system Five point seat belt system Aluminum sprocket adaptor with freewheel and chain guards Aluminum sprocket adaptor with freewheel and chain guards Sprocket set (three, to allow different drive ratio's) Sprocket set (three, to allow different drive ratio's) 20” rear and 16” front high pressure tires and tubes 20” rear and 16” front high pressure tires and tubes All electrical components including sensors and display, battery power cable, copper connectors, 3 stage master power switch, main power fuse, shunt resistor, potentiometer for accelerator, foot pedal, etc All electrical components including sensors and display, battery power cable, copper connectors, 3 stage master power switch, main power fuse, shunt resistor, potentiometer for accelerator, foot pedal, etc

26 Estimated Effort Rolling Chassis Assembly: 5 hrs Rolling Chassis Assembly: 5 hrs Electrical & Drive System Integration: 10 hrs Electrical & Drive System Integration: 10 hrs Outer body and canopy integration: 10 hrs Outer body and canopy integration: 10 hrs Vehicle paint, decals, other finishes: 10 hrs Vehicle paint, decals, other finishes: 10 hrs Testing and adjustments: 15 hrs Testing and adjustments: 15 hrs Some of these tasks run in parallel (total under 50 hrs) Some of these tasks run in parallel (total under 50 hrs) Group of 6-8 students can complete vehicle in 8 weeks

27 Ordering Procedures Collect all orders at once Collect all orders at once Everything ships to NuGen facility near Dulles Airport Everything ships to NuGen facility near Dulles Airport Overall shipping costs reduced Overall shipping costs reduced Bring pickup or U-Haul to transport kits back to school Bring pickup or U-Haul to transport kits back to school NuGen personnel available for technical support NuGen personnel available for technical support Teacher session when kits arrive Teacher session when kits arrive Kit price $4,500 + shipping Kit price $4,500 + shipping

28 Project Management, Marketing and Fundraising Charles Gabrial Deloitte and Touche

29 Project Management Project teaches leadership, team work, and management Project teaches leadership, team work, and management Create project organization chart Create project organization chart –Faculty Adviser –Student Project Leader –Group leaders o Chassis, steering, wheels, brakes & tires group o Outer body and canopy group o Drive system and electrical group o Graphics design and paint/decals group o Marketing and fundraising group o Logistics and testing group

30 Project Management Create and agree on project schedule and tasks upfront Create and agree on project schedule and tasks upfront Meeting days and times Meeting days and times –After school M, W, F 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM –Saturdays 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM –Class time All-hands team meeting at least once a week, not long All-hands team meeting at least once a week, not long Student Project Leader review schedule and make updates Student Project Leader review schedule and make updates Marketing/fundraising group activities important Marketing/fundraising group activities important Schedule testing and optimization phase Schedule testing and optimization phase

31 Marketing Important component of the project Important component of the project –Dovetails with fundraising Recruit creative students not interested in the science Recruit creative students not interested in the science Create flyers, pamphlets, s Create flyers, pamphlets, s Develop and maintain project web site Develop and maintain project web site Use social media to rally the school community Use social media to rally the school community –Keep people informed –Announce fundraising and sponsor events –Solicit ideas and feedback for fundraising Integrate with school PR to reach out to parents and alums Integrate with school PR to reach out to parents and alums

32 Marketing Work with graphics design and paint/decals group Work with graphics design and paint/decals group Hold student competition Hold student competition –Team/car name –Car and helmet colors and graphic design –Team uniform (T-shirt design) Develop plan for sponsor logo space and size on car Develop plan for sponsor logo space and size on car –Size proportional to sponsorship –Integrate throughout web site, T-shirts, pamphlets

33 Fundraising Set realistic expectations for amounts and schedule Set realistic expectations for amounts and schedule Understand school rules and guidelines for fundraising Understand school rules and guidelines for fundraising May need commitment from school for front funding May need commitment from school for front funding Invite teachers, students, and staff to brainstorming session Invite teachers, students, and staff to brainstorming session o Target corporate sponsors (car dealerships, stores in vicinity, etc) o T-shirt sales on campus o Car/team appearances at athletic events, sponsor locations o $1 drive around the parking Grants: corporate/family foundations – Grants: corporate/family foundations – Create action plan, student elevator pitch – rehearse Create action plan, student elevator pitch – rehearse

34 Safety Dr. Tarek Omar FRA R&D - DOT

35 Overview Safety is critical to the success of any student competition Safety is critical to the success of any student competition Address it with the students early on in the project Address it with the students early on in the project Make it a culture of the project Make it a culture of the project –When making any decision - is it safe? –No shame in asking for help or getting instructions –Always work in pairs, watch out for your buddy Two aspects to safety Two aspects to safety –Phase leading up to competition (tools, lab, testing, etc) –Vehicle safety and the competition

36 Construction Phase Use tools properly especially drills, saws, knives, etc. Use tools properly especially drills, saws, knives, etc. Exercise care around electrical systems and magnets Exercise care around electrical systems and magnets Wear goggles and mask when cutting fiberglass Wear goggles and mask when cutting fiberglass Insure proper ventilation Insure proper ventilation Use common sense Use common sense

37 Testing Phase Supervised testing of the vehicle on campus or parking lot Supervised testing of the vehicle on campus or parking lot DO NOT drive the car on public roads DO NOT drive the car on public roads Initial testing at low speed Initial testing at low speed Adequate communication with driver (radios or vocal) Adequate communication with driver (radios or vocal) Team members surround test area with flags Team members surround test area with flags Area well lit Area well lit Use common sense Use common sense

38 Car Design Safety Race rules specific about safety requirements Race rules specific about safety requirements –Chassis, roll bar, bumper –Outer body protection –Five-point seat belt –DOT certified helmet –Stopping distance –Head behind knees seating –Rearview mirror –Electrical disconnect and labeling –Driver egress Cars will be inspected prior to, and during race Cars will be inspected prior to, and during race Any changes made to kits need to be reported and inspected Any changes made to kits need to be reported and inspected

39 Drive Topology

40 Race Safety Race safety rules will be published in advance Race safety rules will be published in advance Learn meaning of flag colors (slow down, do not pass, etc) Learn meaning of flag colors (slow down, do not pass, etc) Driver/teacher meeting prior to the race Driver/teacher meeting prior to the race Stewards will issue warnings and disqualify drivers Stewards will issue warnings and disqualify drivers It’s a race against the clock, not other cars It’s a race against the clock, not other cars Use common sense -- Have fun! Use common sense -- Have fun!


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