The Nogogeni ITS team, known for producing energy-efficient cars from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS), has once again triumphed at the 2022 Energy-Efficient Car Competition (Kontes Mobil Hemat Energi). The team, which represents ITS at the competition, emerged victorious in the Urban Concept Electric Motor category. The announcement was made on Thursday (3/11/2022), following the final round of the competition.
This annual competition is held by the National Achievement Center (Pusat Prestasi Nasional) by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology. The General Manager of the Nogogeni Team, Ghalib Fakhrizal explained that the competition requires participants to build cars with the best possible fuel efficiency. After two years of being held online, the KMHE 2022 was held on-site, located in Surabaya, at the Gelora Bung Tomo Circuit (GBT) to be precise.
Since 2015, Ghalib’s Nogogeni team has consistently participated in the Energy-Efficient Car Competition, winning awards in various categories each year. From 2019 to 2022, the team won first place in the Urban Concept Electric Motor category for four consecutive years. This year, the team competed with their Nogogeni VII Evo flagship car in the Urban Concept vehicle category, specifically in the Electric Motor energy class. The competition challenged participants to design a four-wheeled vehicle that is energy-efficient and suitable for street driving, with the race requiring the car to complete eight laps in 25 minutes.
According to Ghalib, the Nogogeni VII Evo was designed to be more aerodynamic and lightweight in order to achieve greater efficiency, which are the two primary factors in its success. The car was evaluated based on its ability to save energy and complete the race quickly, and it finished in under 25 minutes with an energy efficiency rating of 186.56 kilometers per kilowatt hour. As a result, the Nogogeni ITS Team was named the champion of the competition in its category, and Ghalib expressed hope that they will be able to maintain this title in the coming years.