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DLSU Eco Car Team launches new eco cars for 2018 Shell Eco Marathon

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As part of its commitment to advance sustainable and renewable technology, De La Salle University’s Eco Car Team (ECT) unveiled its latest eco vehicles last January 26.

The cars, “Bumakaya,” meaning “one load roar,” and “Imakadiwa,” which translates to “relentless warrior,” will take part in the upcoming 2018 Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) in Singapore.

According to the team, the cars are 30-40% lighter, makes use of more exotic materials, are more aerodynamic, and have improved weight distribution.

The student-led ECT has been competing regularly in Shell Eco Marathon since 2011. It has won two championships: for the category, Urban Concept Car (Battery Electric) in 2015 and the Drivers World Championship (Asia) in 2017.

ECT has also won several first runner-up awards: In 2014, for the Urban Concept Car  (Battery Electric) and Urban Concept Car (gasoline); and in 2016, for Urban Concept Car (gasoline).

DLSU Eco Car Team to compete in Driver’s World Championship

Eco Car Team 2016 A

Photo by Noel Pabalate, Manila Bulletin

Following up on their second place run during the 2015 Shell Eco-Marathon held in Rizal Park Manila, The DLSU Eco Car Team is set to compete in the Driver’s World Championship (DWC) at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

The team will be showcasing “Archer,” its entry in last year’s regional qualifier race at the Rizal Park in Manila. In last year’s qualifier, the Archer set the highest record in the Urban Concept-Battery Electric Category with a mileage of 78 km/kWh and placed second in the Petrol fuel subcategory after recording 159 km/l.

Eco Car Team 2016 B

Photo by Noel Pabalate, Manila Bulletin

The Archer itself will be a technology testbed for more advanced models and future energy efficient production cars. It sports a lightweight and aerodynamic design, an in-house developed motor controller, and is composed of carbon fiber and composite materials.

To monitor the various subsystems of the car, the Eco Car Team developed its own android app dubbed “Archer-Board” for diagnostic and monitoring purposes. The app has the capability to measure the car’s speed, temperature, battery level, efficiency, and computer power consumption.

The DWC is a gathering of the world’s best Urban Concept car teams that will compete on the basis of energy-efficiency and is an innovation competition that challenges students from universities from across the world to design, build, and race energy-efficient automobiles.

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