HCT-ADMC’s eco-car, “One-Drop”, will take part in the Diesel fuel category at the Shell Eco-Marathon Asia 2012, to be held at Sepang International Circuit in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia in early July.
The annual competition challenges students to design, build and drive a vehicle that can travel the furthest distance on the least amount of fuel.
The HCT-ADMC team is working towards the goals of presenting a vehicle which features an innovative streamlined design with, an efficient engine, advanced steering controls and an ultra-lightweight body made of Fiber Glass body shell. Without the driver, the diesel car weighs about 50kg and can reach speeds of about 70km/h
In the four-day international competition which will begin on 4th July and end on 7th July, “One-Drop” will compete with 42 entries in the Prototype Internal Combustion Engine (ICE) category, based on measurement units of kilometer per liter of fuel.
As the first and only UAE participant in the competition among 141 universities and colleges all over Asia the team managed to attain an impressive fuel efficiency of 350-400 km per liter during the engine test run. The team hopes this will potentially bring the team among the top spots of the category.
Student captain of “One Drop”, Mubarak Al Dhaheri, a final-year Bachelor student from the Mechanical Engineering Department, said the team is working hard at the final stage of the project to get the car working in peak condition to achieve its maximum fuel efficiency.
Despite the busy class schedule and preparation for the final examinations, the team is expecting to dispatch the vehicle to Malaysia by middle of June in time for the competition.