EVDC - Electric Vehicle Development Center

"Da Vinci" Presented at the EMU Fall 2019-20 Graduation Ceremony



Designed and manufactured all domestic, the newest of electric vehicles coming from EVDC, Da Vinci made its debut at the Fall Graduation Ceremony. Da Vinci has attracted great interest and positive feedback from the visitors at the event. Soon it will be used on the university campus.

Da Vinci has a travel range of 100 km on one full charge, making it possible to go Famagusta - Nicosia direction for the cost of just 1 Turkish Lira.

The vehicle is a single-seater, designed and manufactured for the modern and comfortable driving experience goal for the passenger. "Da Vinci" is named after the painter, scientist, and engineer of the same name, Leonardo Da Vinci, who was much ahead of his time with his creativity and genius. It is the aim, to emphasize on the importance of creativity and thinking ahead in engineering, with this name chosen.

It should be noted that, Da Vinci is the product of intense work and devotion from EMU students of EVDC, and not a product for sale, not manufactured from a private company.


New Electric Car from EVDC!

EVDC's latest electric car design, Da Vinci, will be unveiled and on display at the EMU Fall 2019-2020 Graduation Ceremony. "Da Vinci" gets its name from the famous scientist, engineer, and artist Leonardo Da Vinci, who had detailed plans for a three-wheeled, wind up, self-moving 'auto-mobile' which can be considered as the first 'robot'.


Team ADA BRT Sabah Haber'e Konuk Oldu

Team ADA olarak bu sabah (09.01.2020) BRT Sabah Haber'e konuk olduk. Gerçekleştirilen canlı yayın röportajında Elektrikli Araç Geliştirme Merkezi'nden (EVDC), ADA ekibinden, ve projelerimizden bahsettik. Röportajın tamamı videoda!

 


Welcoming our new members!

 

 


[EN] As Team Ada, we met students from Engineering Faculty who applied to join our team this Sunday. Having kicked-off with only three people, Team Ada now consists of more than 30! Giving them a brief presentation on our past work, current projects and future plans we welcomed them all to our dynamic group. Team Ada is getting bigger!

[TR] Team Ada olarak bu Pazar günü takımımıza katılmak için başvuran Mühendislik Fakültesi öğrencileriyle bir araya geldik. Üç kişi ile başlayan Team Ada, şimdi 30'dan fazla kişiden oluşuyor. Geçmiş işlerimiz, şimdiki projelerimiz ve gelecek planlarımızı aktardığımız sunumumuz ile yeni üyelerimizi dinamik grubumuza tanıştırdık. Team Ada büyüyor!

 

 

 



Team ADA is looking for new members!

We are looking for first and second year engineering faculty students at EMU to join our dynamic group at EVDC. Team Ada is an electromobile racing team, competing at the international arena. We need enthusiastic, devoted engineer candidates to work on Design, Mechanical and Electrical/ Electronics aspects of our projects. Submit your CVs to the contact number provided on the poster below for a chance to join! Candidates will be interviewed after the selection process.

Make sure to share the QR code supplied on the poster with your friends and classmates!

 

"Storm" on Display at CL!

EVDC's latest electric vehicle, which has competed in the 15th Efficiency Challenge of TUBITAK at Kocaeli, Turkey is now on display at the Central Lecture Halls. 


"Storm" Comes 5th at the Efficiency Challenge 2019!

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After two days of races, the 15th Efficiency Challenge is finalized with the official results announced. EMU's Team ADA, on their third consecutive year climb up to the 5th place scoring their best ever result. Eastern Mediterranean University remains the only university from T.R.N.C. competing in the event.

The team has worked relentlessly for the competition, working day and night. This success would not have been possible without the support from the Rector's Office and various departments within the university. We offer all the services much gratitude.

Final results and footage from the event week can be viewed here.

 Türkçe

İki gün süren yarışlardan sonra, 15. Verimlilik Yarışları resmi sonuçların açıklanması ile tamamlandı. DAÜ'nün takımı ADA, üst üste yarıştıkları üçüncü senelerinde 5.liğe tırmanarak en iyi sonucunu elde etti. Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi K.K.T.C.'den etkinliğe katılan tek üniversite olmaya devam ediyor.

Takım gecesini gündüzüne katarak amansızca çalıştı. Bu başarı Rektörlüğümüz ve üniversitenin çeşitli bölümlerinden gelen destek olmadan mümkün olamazdı. Tüm hizmetlere müteşekkiriz. 

Final sonuçlarına ve etkinlikten görüntülere buradan ulaşılabilir.


Rector Visits Team ADA Paddock

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Eastern Mediterranean University Rector Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam visited Team ADA at the paddock ahead of the races. Having a chance to watch "Mediterranean Storm" out on the track for a test drive during this visit the rector talked with the team members, re-stating his belief on the team's success and wished good luck.

 Türkçe

Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi Rektörü Prof. Dr. Necdet Osam, yarışlar öncesinde Team ADA'yı çadırında ziyaret etmiştir. "Mediterranean Storm"u pistte test sürüşü sırasında izleme fırsatı bulan rektörümüz takım üyeleriyle konuşarak takımın başarısına inancını yeniden belirtmiş, iyi dileklerini dile getirmiştir.





"Storm" Passes the Technical Inspections

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For the third year in a row, Team ADA has passed the Technical Inspections on the first go! Eastern Mediterranean University's Team ADA is the only team participating in the race with such a record.

 Türkçe

Üst üste üçüncü kez, Team ADA teknik kontrolleri ilk seferde geçti! Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi'nin takımı ADA, bu rekoru elinde tutan tek yarışmacı.

Tübitak Başkanı Sn. Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal ile Team ADA

* TÜBİTAK Başkanı Sn. Prof. Dr. Hasan Mandal'ın teknik kontroller sonrası çadırımıza ziyaretinden.



15th Efficiency Challenge Week begins!

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We have settled in our paddock at the TOSFED Körfez Racing Circuit here in Kocaeli, Turkey where we came for the Tübitak 15th Efficiency Challenge is taking place under the TEKNOFEST scope this year. Technical inspections begin tomorrow!

 Türkçe

Bu sene TEKNOFEST kapsamında yer alan ve TÜBİTAK tarafından düzenlenen 15. Efficiency Challenge yarışları için geldiğimiz TOSFED Körfez Yarış Pisti'nde çadırımıza yerleştik. Yarın teknik kontroller başlıyor!



We have sent Storm to Turkey!

[Turkish below]

As Team Ada we have sent our vehicle, Mediterranean Storm, designed and manufactured in-house within our university grounds, to Turkey as of yesterday to race at the 15th Efficiency Challenge. Team Ada, racing for Eastern Mediterranean University, is the only representative from T.R.N.C. for the third year in a row to participate at the TUBITAK’s Efficiency Challenge, which is held under the TEKNOFEST scope this year. Racing in the Electromobile category, Storm’s shell is made fully from carbon fiber, without any paint applied on. Efficiency Challenge racing week is to be held at the Kocaeli Körfez Racing Circuit again this year, beginning with registrations on 14th September and ending on 19th as the races finalized. Vehicles that are getting awarded will be displayed during TEKNOFEST taking place at the Istanbul Atatürk Airport between 20-22 September. More information regarding the race, participators and the event week can be accessed from challenge.tubitak.gov.tr.

Türkçe

Storm’u Türkiye’ye Yolladık!

Team Ada olarak üniversitemiz bünyesinde tasarlayıp, ürettiğimiz ve 15. Efficiency Challenge’da yarışacak olan aracımız Mediterranean Storm’u dün Türkiye’ye gitmek üzere yola çıkardık. Team Ada, Doğu Akdeniz Üniversitesi adına yarışacak olup, K.K.T.C.’yi bu yıl TEKNOFEST kapsamında gerçekleşecek olan TÜBİTAK Efficiency Challenge’da tek başına üçüncü kez üst üste temsil ediyor. Elektromobil kategorisinde yarışacak olan Storm’un kabuğu tamamen karbon fiberden üretilmiş olup, üstünde boya içermiyor. Bu sene de Kocaeli Körfez Yarış Pisti’nde gerçekleşecek olan Efficiency Challenge yarış haftası, 14 Eylül’de kayıtlar ile başlayacak olup 19 Eylül’de yarışların finalize edilmesiyle sonlanacak. Yarışta ödül alan araçlar 20-22 Eylül tarihleri arasında İstanbul Atatürk Havalimanı’nda gerçekleşecek olan TEKNOFEST’te sergilenecek. Yarışma, katılımcılar ve etkinlik haftasıyla ilgili detaylı bilgiye challenge.tubitak.gov.tr’den ulaşılabilir.







Storm is Unveiled!

Mediterranean Storm, designed and manufactured fully within the EVDC laboratories, is finally unveiled. The electric vehicle will compete at the 15th Efficiency Challenge organised by TUBITAK, between 14-19 September.


Hosting Badreddine at EVDC!

After having had three successful years at his college, Badreddine came to EVDC from Morocco as his school, G.S.Anisse, awarded him with full participation to our university's International Summer School Programme, staying between 7-20 July.

Having a chance to observe our electric vehicle project's development over the years, Badreddine also witnessed our work as we prepare for the 15th Efficiency Challenge.









EVDC Welcomed Visitors From Jordan

High school student Omar Hazem and his teacher Omar Al Baker visited EVDC, coming from Hasad Al Tarbawy School in Jordan.

As the special guests of the EMU's International Office, they have spent two weeks observing our manufacturing processes in our labs during July.

Both of them took part in "F1 in schools", a student competition, where miniature F1 cars are made and are carbon dioxide powered. 

Their aim in this visit was to participate in the learning process and enjoy in doing so.
We thank EMU's International Office, it's director Ozan Inamlik and his team members.





STEAM Kids Visit EVDC!

STEAM (Model Aircraft, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Educations were carried out by ITU TRNC Education and Research Campus with an inclusive education understanding with the aim of uniting engineering, science and technology, art and social sciences.

Under this scope, EVDC hosted students of ages between 9-12 in July from ITU TRNC Education and Research Campus.

We thank course coordinator Eda Can Doğanbay and Ozan Erbak of ITU Science Center and congratulate them on their work for the youth.







Representing EMU at the 43rd TRNC International Fair

Organised by the Ministry of Economics and Energy, Team Ada of EVDC was awarded as for EMU. Stretching out to a 10-day-period, the event will host companies from TRNC, Turkey and other countries on site. 

Team Ada will represent EMU for the first three days of the event, displaying all three vehicles manufactured up to this date.

 We expect everyone interested in electric vehicles technology to see N.O.1, Z-Zero and Shark. All questions are welcomed!




Visiting Şehit Zeki Salih Primary School

As the first science experiments day we performed as a team were welcomed with great interest, we went on to perform at another primary school.

We believe that every child is our future. We need to work hard to get them to grow into humans that think, question and are curious.

Thus, experiments focused on solar energy, magnetism, forces and many more. Z-Zero and Shark were also with us, attracting kids' attention, having them learning about electric vehicles.

The team, again, made great preparations and worked for the experiments to execute them successfully. EVDC thanks Mr. Yılmaz Erdelhan of Şehit Zeki Salih Primary School and EMU's help in making this event possible.









Team Ada Painting Playgrounds!

As Team Ada, we went to Yenierenköy Primary School near Karpasia to paint the school's playground. We have painted numerous games, that were aimed to improve their mathematical skills and encourage imagination, while also being fun.

Here are some photographs from that day:












A Day of Science and Fun!

As EVDC, we have visited Polatpaşa Primary School in Famagusta, doing science experiments for kids and getting them involved in while doing so. 

Our aim was to get the children to ask more questions, to research and to be curious about the world around them. The experiments were of various topics, teaching about solar energy, magnetism and many more!

We also took our electromobiles, Z-Zero and Shark, to introduce kids electric vehicles. They have showed great attention towards the cars, asking many questions of interest and even wanting to buy them!

We thank Polatpaşa Primary School's Headmaster for inviting us, and our university and the rector for making this possible.










Team Ada Members Attend Efficiency Challenge Training 2019

Team captain Özkan Yoğunali and mechanical team member Zehra Bıyıklı attend the Efficiency Challenge Training hosted by TUBITAK at the TUSSIDE site of the organisation to follow up to the latest news and gather with other university teams to discuss the competition.

The training program was distributed over a two-day period, hosting 86 teams from Turkey and TRNC, and 186 students.

In the lectures given by professionals from the TUBITAK and industrial organisations, topics such as motor driver, energy management system, electronic differential, health and safety at workspace, problem solving techniques were discussed.

Photographs and videos to the training can be viewed from here.


New Electric Vehicle Announcement from Team ADA!


Work never stops at EVDC as Team Ada returns with a new electromobile. More news to follow.

Efficiency Challenge Races are Finalized

A week of Technical Inspections, Races and Award Sessions comes to an end as 14th Efficiency Challenge is completed. With so many difficulties faced over the racing period, Team Ada still managed to get in Top 10, placing at 9th spot in the Electromobile Category.

Having completed 26 out of 26 laps in 62.52 minutes, Shark has consumed 2060 Wh energy without the penalties.

Many thanks to our team members and all the people who made it possible to compete this year.


14th Efficiency Challenge Week Begins!







Here on the above photo, the team is with Mr. Hasan Mandal, TUBITAK President.

Team Ada and "Shark" leave the island for the 14th Efficiency Challenge!

As the racing week approaches, the team has sent "Shark" to Turkey and now are boarding for Kocaeli.


"Mediterranean Shark" is Ready to Compete

Work is finalized on Mediterranean Shark with the team now waiting for the racing week to arrive. Here are the first photographs of Shark!



Rector visits EVDC Laboratory

University rector Dr. Necdet Osam has visited EVDC Laboratory on 19th July, seeing the latest progress on "Shark" and discussing the expectations with the team.

Upon his visit, he states:

"Team Ada prepares with full speed. "Mediterranean Shark" with its two electric motors, chassis and components, rims, electronics and electronics components, manufactured fully by EMU is now in finishing stages. Having our instructor Davut Solyalı at the lead, whole crew works non-stop day and night. I have no doubts on the crew's success."




Team ADA & Z-Zero at Türk Maarif Koleji Science Fair

Our team members Figen and Mahnoosh took Z-Zero to Türk Maarif Koleji Science Fair, talking about Efficiency Challenge, electric vehicles and our upcoming projects as a team. 






N.O.1 Displayed at CL Halls

In the near future our cars will all be C.A.S.E., Connected.Autonomous.Shared.Electric. EVDC's vision is to be the innovators and technology providers of this future. Having set up a 5-years-plan ahead in order to achieve SAE Level 3, EVDC presents N.O. 1 as the C.A.S.E. platform car. It is driverless, hence the name "noone". The very first of its kind, the vision belongs to Dr. Necdet Osam, our university Rector.

 





Rector Visits EVDC

Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Rector Dr. Necdet Osam has visited the EVDC Laboratory and discussed Team Ada's projects with the team leader, Assist. Prof. Dr. Davut Solyalı.


Electric Vehicle Development Center (EVDC) To Move Into New Laboratory

Home to Team Ada and other projects, EVDC gets its new laboratory within the Department of Mechanical Engineering. Work is underway and carried out by the team members, full of excitement, as all the equipment and machinery are moved to their new places.

 






Team Ada Attends Efficiency Challenge Training 2018

Team members Görkem Nişancı and Harun Tuna attend the training held by TUBITAK at their TUSSIDE site, gaining extended knowledge on the race itself and communicating with other participant team members.





New Electric Vehicle from Team Ada is Announced

In the upcoming race Team Ada will compete with "Shark", the new electric vehicle, designed and to be developed fully under the university's facilities. More news to follow.


Team Ada to Participate in the 2018 Efficiency Challenge

TUBITAK's Efficiency Challenge is to grow bigger in participant numbers, as 86 teams are now expected. The announcement of the participant teams marks Team Ada the sole competer from TRNC.

Team Ada participates in the Efficiency Challenge 2017

Designed and developed within the university grounds, Z-Zero, electric vehicle for the Team Ada participated in the Efficiency Challenge organised by TUBITAK. The race took place at the Körfez Racing Circuit between 21-27 August with the participation of 70 different vehicles from 54 different universities. 

Team Ada got awarded with the Mechatronics Design Award in the Electromobile category, marking the unique design.









Team Ada leaves the island for Efficiency Challenge 2017

Having completed the preparations for the race, Team ADA and Z-Zero the electric car are now heading to İzmit for the competition. Team's aim in their first participation is to fullfil the requirements set by the rules and the challenge itself and to create a solid foundation to base further projects onwards.





Efficiency Challenge Training Was Held at TUBITAK Tusside

Three of Team Ada members attend the training held by TUBITAK at the organisation's industrial site Tusside, where numerous lectures and training sessions are carried out with an aim of better understanding of the Efficiency Challenge Race concept and to help improve the relationships between the competitors and encourage discussion.


EMU Will Participate in TUBITAK's Efficiency Challenge

An electric vehicle to be designed, developed and manufactured by EMU will be competing in this year's Efficiency Challenge for Electromobiles, organised by Tubitak, between 21-27 August. The race will be held at İzmit Körfez Race Track with a participation of 70 different vehicles from 54 different universities. EMU will be the only TRNC university to participate.

Alizavra Cruises Around CL & University

Electric car "Alizavra" makes its debut at Eastern Mediterranean University CL Hall, having been designed and developed fully domestic.












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