The ECONO Team from the University of Maribor Is the Absolute Winner of the Electric Bicycle Competition
On Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the 8th student electric bicycle competition was held. The event is aimed at teams and individual participants who are developing new technological solutions in the field of open systems with electric drive.
This year the competition has been attended by teams from various higher and secondary educational institutions, including the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics of the University of Maribor, the Velenje Educational Centre, the Ptuj Educational Centre, and the Maribor Secondary School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Besides, several mixed student teams took part in the tournament.
The competition was held in two categories: Road – A (limited financial resources for making a bicycle and limited engine power or speed) and Open – B. Teams competed in three disciplines – overcoming rough terrain along the Za tremi ribniki road, overcoming distance at the Kamnica cycling ground, and speed race held on the Liberty Square (Trg Svobode). In addition to the three above categories, the originality of the technical solution was evaluated. Besides, the amount of spent financial resources and technical characteristics were assessed in category A.
The absolute winner in category A was the ECONO team from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Computer Science and Informatics of the University of Maribor, and the absolute winner in category B was the PODGURJE team (an independent project for pupils and students).