In the presence of Ainara Leiba, Mayoress of Muskiz, Urtzi Alea, Councillor for Education and Youth, and Javier Laiseca, Director of the Somorrostro Training Centre, the car with which the students of the centre will take part in the 6th edition of the EUSKELEC electric car competition was presented today at the El Pobal forge.s.
After a whole year working on the prototype and having passed various tests, the “Somorrostro Motorsport” team, made up of students from the intermediate and advanced Automotive, Telecommunications and Marketing and Advertising cycles, has been able to present the car with which they will compete on Saturday 3 June in the race to be held in Bilbao, on the esplanade of San Mamés. In this edition, 28 teams will compete: 19 vehicles assembled in vocational training centres in the Basque Country and 9 from other autonomous communities. In addition, two other teams will participate as guests.
The EUSKELEC championship is a competition in which students from vocational training centres design and build a 100% electric vehicle on a common motor base (motor, motor controller and batteries) with the aim of promoting teamwork among students and basing experimental and creative activity as a pedagogical element on technical knowledge of electric vehicles. The EUSKELEC championship is organised by Tknika (Basque VET Applied Research Centre, part of the Department of Education).
The championship is a platform for the training and promotion of technicians specialising in electric traction vehicles and promotes experimentation with new manufacturing techniques and the use of new materials. Participants will be able to meet the needs arising from a new mobility model, based on electric drive vehicles and emerging industrialisation models.
Once again this year, the students of the Somorrostro Training Centre will use 5G communication systems to broadcast the event live, via streaming on Youtube. To do so, 6 cameras will be deployed along the circuit, in addition to six other cameras mounted on participating vehicles. They will complete the broadcast with images captured by drone.