The Faculty of Engineering Undip officially released the Antawirya team to participate in this year’s energy-efficient car competition. The release ceremony was held in the Dean Building Floor 1 on Monday (5/6/2023), which representatives from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Directorate of Academic, Student Affairs, and Undip Alumni attended.

The Antawirya team is a team under the Undip Engineering Student Association (HMM) engaged in research on energy-efficient cars. It is planned that Antawirya will take part in two major competitions, namely the 2023 Shell Eco-Marathon, which will be held at the Mandalika International Circuit on July 4-9, 2023, and the 2023 Energy-Saving Car Contest, which will be held by the Ministry of Education and Culture’s National Achievement Center (Puspresnas) on October 11-18, 2023.

Vinsensius Farel, General Manager of the Antawirya Team, explained two prototypes developed by the Antawirya Team, namely Gentayu and Rondhan. Gentayu is an energy-efficient gasoline-powered car that uses a modified engine with a capacity of 125 cc and can drive up to 75 km/hour. Meanwhile, Rondhan is an electric car that uses the BLDC Motor system and weighs 25 kg. These two prototypes have previously won many awards, including 4th place in the Urban Internal Combustion Engine category in the Asia Region at the 2022 Shell Eco-Marathon.

Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Prof. Ir. M. Agung Wibowo, M.M, M.Sc, Ph.D., fully supported the Antawirya team. He said the Faculty of Engineering is ready to facilitate all the needs of students who want to research, especially those related to developing environmentally friendly technologies. He hopes that the Antawirya team can get satisfactory results. “I hope to get the best results,” he said.

Hanifa M. Denny, S.KM, MPH, Ph.D., who serves as the Director of Undip Academic, Student, and Alumni Affairs, supported the Antawirya team. According to her, what the Antawirya Team does will make Undip or the Faculty of Engineering proud and Indonesia proud internationally. “This is where we can prove that Indonesia has self-respect, Indonesia has integrity,” said Hanifa.

Source: FT Undip

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