Challenge for the Electric Island Project

Challenge: Island EV Challenge

Brief for Island EV Challenge

 

The Island EV Challenge envisions a world where islands are no longer limited by the combustion engine and all the pains that come with it. We are asking, you, our community of Solvers, to rethink personal transport on islands focused on the island vibe and need, of being low speed, easy to maintain, and something that doesn't require all the creature comforts of contemporary cars - think of a the ruggedness of a Jeep Wrangler, the ease of use of a low speed scooter, and flexibility of golf cart. Remember, this is a concept challenge, and no idea is a bad idea!

 

 

Go check out the requirements for additional information.

Awards

Siemens Solid Edge - 1st Place
$2,500
Sponsored by our preferred technology partner, this award, expert judge chosen, is given to the submission that most embodies the essence of this challenge, meets all requirements and has a unique and future forward perspective. This prize is only available to entries including a Siemens Solid Edge CAD file
Siemens Solid Edge - 2nd Place
$1,500
Second place award chosen by our expert judges, will be given to the entry that best meets challenge requirements, shows feasibility and innovates on the traditional realm of NEVs. This prize is only available to entries including a Siemens Solid Edge CAD file
3rd Place
$700
Third place award chosen by our expert judges, will be given to the entry that best meets challenge requirements and inspires the judges with their concept.
4th Place
$500
Fourth place award chosen by our expert judges, will be given to the entry that best meets challenge requirements.
Community Award
$300
This award is given to the submission with the highest number of community votes and favorites during the voting period.
Community Award
$300
This award is given to the submission with the highest number of community votes and favorites during the voting period.
Siemens Solid Edge Bonus X 4
$500
Our preferred technology partner, Siemens Solid Edge is sponsoring a total of 4 $500 bonuses for winners, who use Siemens Solid Edge within their submission. These bonuses will be added on top of the winners prize award amount. All submissions must be able to prove they used Siemens Solid Edge to be eligible for this bonus. Only the submissions who are selected as the top winners (3rd - 4th place) and community awards will be considered for the bonus.

Requirements for Island EV Challenge

Requirements

 

We’re looking to solve some of the problems that locals, tourists and island transplants face in current island mobility. In this concept challenge you will put yourself on an archipelago: what needs would you have, what challenges would face within mobility? How could you solve for problems like rust and corrosion through using composite materials such as polymers or plastics? How could you harness the wind and sun natural to an island for a clean energy source than can be used to power an electric vehicle?

 

Please take into account the following requirements for this challenge. Your concept/design idea must:

 

  • Be easily replaceable and locally recyclable

  • Be able to replace leisure vehicles such as scooters and golf carts

  • Be able to be charged by a clean energy source (ie: sunlight, wind, etc.)

  • Be affordable enough for users to replace their current vehicles

*A CAD file is not necessary to submit unless you are submitting for the Siemens Solid Edge Sponsor Bonus

 

Your concept must also adhere to the following design requirements:

  • Max Speed Limit: 35 mph

  • Must be equipped with standard vehicle safety features:

    • Windshield wipers

    • Brake lights

    • Headlights

    • Lap belt or 3-4 harness belt

    • Horn

    • Turn signals

Update: 

 

 

The length, height and width of the vehicle is up to your discretion.

As one of the use cases we are examining in this challenge is increased space efficiency and the ability to replace scooters and golf carts, our recommendation for sizing is as follows:

 

  • Size: 9' Length x 5' Height x 4' Width or smaller

 

 

OPTIONAL DELIVERABLE CONSIDERATIONS

While not required, these optional inputs are considered an added bonus and will be reviewed by the judges:

  • Fully expressed use cases for your concept. Who are the different types of users, how are they using your vehicle and where is it being utilized most (more specific than “on an island”).

  • A unique sales/distribution proposal. Do you see your concept vehicle being a personal vehicle, a subscription model or a model unique to your concept?

CAD deliverables: while these are not required however to be eligible for the Siemens Solid Edge Bonus, uploading your Solid Edge files to your submission. See “Resources” below for links to free CAD software and tutorials!

 

 

 

 

SIEMENS SOLID EDGE BONUS

As a special part of this concept challenge, we’re teaming up with Siemens to provide the opportunity for you to boost your winnings. By submitting a CAD file created with Siemens Solid Edge CAD software, you will automatically be entered to win a $1000 bonus if you are selected as in a winner in the overall challenge. Don’t have Siemens Solid Edge downloaded to your computer? We’ve got you covered! Head over to our Tools page where you can download a free version of the Siemens Solid Edge Launch Forth Community Edition CAD software and even take some tutorials on how to best use the program!

 

 

 

 

Guidelines

 

Our expert judges will be reviewing your entry for the following criteria:

  • Creativity - how unique is your entry? What out of the box properties have you added into your design to solve the problems faced in island mobility?

  • Accuracy - how well does your design concept meet the criteria set in the challenge brief?

  • End user centric - a clear story and representation around how people would use your concept and how your concept is an innovation on current island mobility.

  • Technical awareness - is your design concept feasible as something that would be able to be on the road in the next 10 years?

 

 

Deliverables

 

Entries must be in English, in PDF report format, no more than 20 pages and should contain the following information and elements:  

 

 

  • Executive summary: a description of the proposed concept/design including:

    • Include a short summary of who you designed your concept for?

    • Key specifications (height, width, battery life, etc.) and significant design elements that are integral to the efficacy of your entry

    • Drawings, including identification of significant design elements (such as power sources, modular components, etc.)

    • Description of how your proposed solution works

    • Note any specialized technologies, materials, or fabrication processes that are key to the efficacy of your device

    • The inspiration for your work

 

VISUAL FILES

  • Annotated imagery (JPEG or PNG of at least 1920x1080) including isometric and third-angle (top, side, and plan)

  • If you are going for the Siemens Solid Edge bonuses you must also include within your file uploads a Solid Edge CAD file for review.



RESOURCES

 

 


Challenge Terms and Conditions

Entry list for Island EV Challenge

Challenge Discussion for Island EV Challenge