Cars developed by Anhembi Morumbi compete at the Energy Efficiency Marathon

Ten students built two prototypes that were selected among the best in the event

20/09/2012


Cars developed by Anhembi Morumbi compete at the Energy Efficiency Marathon

Projects developed by students from Universidade Anhembi Morumbi were recognized among the best projects in the 9th University Energy Efficiency Marathon, held in Pinhais (PR). The Errba, a car developed by students enrolled in the Production Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Environmental Engineering programs at Anhembi’s School of Engineering and Technology were recognized in two categories: Ethanol and Electric. The car traveled 97 km with one liter of Ethanol. In the electric mode, the car traveled 11 km at 15 km per hour with just one battery.

For Carlos Roberto Carneiro, coordinator of the Mechanical Engineering course at Anhembi Morumbi, this event is critical for the development of new ideas. "This competition stimulates the creation of new technologies for the development of more economical and environmentally friendly vehicles," he said. Made of carbon fiber with aluminum structural reinforcements, the Errba is designed to optimize energy consumption while providing high levels of autonomy, thus helping to preserve the environment. The prototype has already won several awards in energy competitions.

The competition took place at the Kartódromo Raceland and is the 4th largest competition of its kind in the world and the only one organized in Latin America. 54 prototypes were presented and included the participation of over 500 students. The purpose of the competition is to stimulate the creation of models with low fuel consumption and with less environmental impact by encouraging energy efficiency.

This article was originally written in Portuguese and has been translated into English to be shared on the Laureate International Universities website.