Yogyakarta (8/11) – The UGM Electric Car Team “Yacaranda” represents UGM in this year’s national competition. The Yacaranda Team consists of students from the Department of Mechanical Engineering of Vocational College UGM, the Department of Electrical Engineering and Informatics of Vocational College UGM, the Department of Earth Technology of Vocational College UGM, the Department of Health Information and Services of Vocational College UGM and the Faculty of Mathematics and Sciences Alam UGM. This team entered the competition with a new car, namely: Super Sekip EV-3. This third-generation car is the successor of the first and second generations, namely the EV-1 in 2017 made it into the top 6 of the 2017 KMLI National, and the EV-2 in 2018 won 3rd place in the 2018 KMLI of the accuracy category.
The significant improvements brought to the Super Sekip EV-3 are:
- The source of energy. EV-3 uses an energy source from an LTO (Lithium Titanate Oxide) battery with substantial advantages compared to Li-Ion (EV-2) and Accu (EV-1). It can withstand temperatures from – 20oC to 80oC
- The monitoring system. EV-3 uses an IoT (Internet of Things) based monitoring system. IoT users can easily access or monitor the condition of the battery voltage, temperature controller, battery temperature, and car speed by using a smartphone.
On November 8, 2019, the launching of Super Sekip EV-3 to KMLI 2019 was attended by Dr. R. Suharyadi, M.Sc. As the Director of Student Affairs of UGM, Wikan Sakarinto, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., as the Dean of Vocational College UGM, Dr. Benediktus Tulung Prayoga, S.T., M.T. as the Head of the Department of Mechanical Engineering and his staff. This event went smoothly under Mr. Sugiyanto, S.T., M.Eng., and Mr. Isworo Djati, S.T. The Yacaranda Team succeeded in making their third-generation car, namely the Super Sekip EV-3.
The Yacaranda Team needs massive support from everyone to win the Indonesian Electric Cars competition (Kompetisi Mobil Listrik Indonesia/KMLI) 2019 held from 14 to 16 November 2019 at Politeknik Negeri Bandung.