APEV launches “EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2019.”
The Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicle (APEV) is launching its “EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2019.”
This contest has been annually held since 2013 with a primary objective, fostering of students who will lead the next generation, through designing electric vehicles with a wide range of possibilities. This time is their 4th contest, and one of teams, participated in the contest from CDA won the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry Award in 2017. See more the EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2017
The contest asks students “to propose a design of the future mobility which maximize the potential of zero-emission EV and to show the ways how such future mobility will be involved in the society.”
Participants are challenged to design not only a vehicle itself but also a universal design beyond: improving human performance, social participation, and cultural identity that involving ideas not to be focused on preconceptions.
The contest is open to entrants who are international students (outside of Japan)/18 years old or older as of April 2019/ any individual member or teams (up to six members). The closing date for applications is 30th April, 2019, and entries for the first screening must be submitted by 31st May, 2019. The first screening will be held on 12th June, 2019. For full competition terms and conditions, you can visit their website from the following banner.
As same as the contest last year, finalists will be informed by passing on two screenings, and CDA special instructor, Mr. Yamashita and Mr. Can, President of CDA will hold a workshop against those students who successfully get through the screening during the contest period.
The contest will be a great opportunity to get you closer to your goal, being a professional car designer if you are able to create the best EV design which is highly acclaimed by judges. We expect that entries to this contest will play significant roles in shaping the future and hope that many more students will participate in this contest.
You can find Entry Works from the contest in 2017(Reference: APEV EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2017).
- The First Screening (About 20 teams will be selected)
- The Second Screening (About 8 teams will be informed as finalists)
- All finalists are required to create a presentation poster (B1 sized paper) to explain their EV design with presenting these points; (1)Target User, (2)Infrastructure, (3)Package, and (4) How the New Technology will be Used, until the award ceremony.
- The final screening and award ceremony