Apatte62 Slides to Shell Eco Marathon Asia in Mandalika

The Apatte Elang Perkasa team from Universitas Brawijaya will send two teams of representatives to the international scale energy-efficient car competition, Shell Eco-marathon 2022, which will be held on 11-15 October 2022 at Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, West Nusa Tenggara.

In this competition, Apatte will send an Anagata FCV hydrogen prototype car. This car was developed using hydrogen fuel which is expected to be the fuel of the future, and was exhibited to the Rector after meeting with representatives of Shell Indonesia on Tuesday (20/9/2022) in the Rectorate Meeting Room, Universitas Brawijaya.

Besides the Rector and the Apatte Elang Perkasa team, Prof. Ir. Hadi Suyono, S.T., MT., Ph.D., IPU., ASEAN Eng. as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, Dr.Eng. Ir. Herry Santosa, S.T., M.T., IPM. as Vice Dean for Student Affairs, Alumni, and Student Entrepreneurship and expert staff, Dr. Purnami, S.T., M.T as the Head of Mechanical Engineering Department and Advisory Lecturers consisting of Dr.Eng. Ir. Denny Widhiyanuriyawan, S.T., M.T. and Waru Djuriatno, S.T., M.T., while Shell Indonesia was represented by the Deputy Country Chair and Vice President of Corporate Relations of Shell Indonesia, Susi Hutapea.

According to Heaven Josiah Harvan as the team manager, this competition has been eagerly awaited. “We have been looking forward to the Shell Eco-marathon 2022, to demonstrate our commitment to innovation in creating energy efficient cars. In this competition, we will include the car from our latest research, namely the hydrogen fuel-cell prototype,” he explained. Furthermore, the Apatte Elang Perkasa 2 Team, which will compete in the prototype category, is also developing technology that prioritizes sustainability aspects in vehicle design and spare parts. In addition, they also use a carbon fiber chassis with a vehicle weight of 54 kilograms.

“We strive to be part of a cleaner future energy in Indonesia and the world, and take concrete actions in an effort to reduce the impact of global warming through our vehicle technology innovations. Even though this will be our first time competing in this class, we will try our best to put on our best performance,” added Heaven.

On the occasion of visiting the Apatte Team Workshop, Susi Hutapea expressed her appreciation for the development of Apatte Elang Perkasa team. “We are proud and inspired by the development of the participating teams in the Shell Eco-marathon this year, including the Apatte Team, which this year also carries hydrogen fuel cell powered vehicles. We hope that various innovations created by students participating in the Shell Eco-marathon can be a solution for future mobility that is more energy efficient and low in emissions,” she said.

Meanwhile, Prof. Widodo, S.Si., M.Si., PhD., MedSc also shows their support for the team from UB. “This competition is a form of student activity to increase academic and non-academic capacity, its form is this vehicle to participate in the Shell Eco-marathon and is a prestigious event for those who work in the green technology field. The hope is that students can really understand the problems in the community and be directly involved in solving these problems, and hopefully they will get international appreciation later in Mandalika,” said Widodo.

The Shell Eco-marathon 2022 is one of Shell’s forms of support to encourage cleaner energy use in the future. This competition challenges participants to design and build an energy-efficient vehicle that can cover the longest distance with the most efficient use of fuel.

In the UrbanConcept category, the Apatte Elang Perkasa 1 Team will send a vehicle called the Marsela EV. This vehicle is powered by an electric battery using a Lithium Ion battery and an aluminum chassis. Meanwhile, based on the best test drive results at the previous Shell Eco-marathon Asia, the Marsela EV vehicle was able to record up to 149.49 km/Kwh.


(miko/ Humas UB/ Trans. Iir)