Eco-Challenge 2012


  • Initiative to challenge institutions' engineering prowess and innovation.
  • Benefits of fuel saving.
  • Part of Perodua's Corporate Responsibility programme.

The Challenge

  • Enhancement on current car to improve on the existing vehicles on the dynamics by introducing time attack test.

Race Venue

  • Melaka International Motorsports Circuit
  • Lot 6450, Simpang Padang Keladi,
    Off Lebuh Raya Ayer Keroh,
    75450 Ayer Keroh,
  • Date
  • 13-15 July 2012

Participating Teams

  • Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • Politeknik Sultan Azlan Shah (PSAS)
  • Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)
  • Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM)
  • Universiti Malaysia Pahang (UMP)
  • Politeknik Ungku Omar (PUO)
  • Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN)
  • Universiti Selangor (UNISEL)
  • Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • UniKL Malaysian Spanish Institute
  • Politeknik Port Dickson
  • UTeM

Rules & Regulations

  • Rules
  • Maximum number in a team is 20.
  • Maximum number of institution's staff is 4
  • Team shall include advisor, presenter, drivers, and liaison.
  • Except advisor, the presenter, drivers and liaison personnel can hold more than one role.
  • Composition of "repeat team members" is 40% or less (for institutions which participated in Eco-Challenge 2011).
  • A Master's student must be under 35 of age.
  • Driver
  • Minimum weight of 60 kg.
  • Healthy.
  • Valid driving license.
  • Must be staff or student of participating institution and must be included in the team.
  • No professional drivers allowed.
  • Seat belt and helmet must be worn at all times
  • Driver change is allowed as well as pit stops.
  • Driver must wear full safety gear (helmet, racing outfit, proper shoes).
  • A reserve driver is mandatory, team member.

Longest Distance

  • Only 1 category, namely, manual transmission.
  • Cars driven on circuit until complete stop.
  • Longest distance with the least amount of penalties will be declared the winner.

Engineering, Design Presentation

  • Each team will be given a booth (10 by 20 ft) with display boards for them to put up their modification information.
  • Judges will be going around the booth display area. Each presenter is given 5 minutes to give a brief explanation. There will be an alert 1 minute before end.
  • The booth must be manned at all times during the day to field questions from the media and public.
  • The vehicle design aspect (aerodynamics, visual, etc) will be a factor in awarding points to the teams.
  • All teams are required to decorate their car according to their own theme - Eco, natural, environment, earth, etc.
  • Booth design, moral support from fellow students also considered.
  • Points will also be awarded to teams with the best participation not just from their team members but also from the support they bring during the race day.
  • Time Attack
  • Course - Consist of few obstacles/challenges.
  • Scoring System
    • Ranking will be successful obstacles & time taken.
    • Time attack, 3 trials. The best time will choose as a final result.
    • No minimum time, result in ranking.
  • Penalties
    • Must comply all challenges, fail to complete any ostacle will result in a 2-second penalty per obstacle.
    • Fail to comply 4 and more obstacles will be disqualified.
  • Car Setup
    • Only suspension setup can be modifed during race and time attack.( e.g : chamber and caster angle )
    • Use the same tyre and wheel for race and time attack.
  • Practice - Allow practice before scrutineering with Perodua supervision.
  • Driver - Can assign diffrent driver for time attack and race.


  • Longest Distance
  • Champion RM 10,000
  • 1st runner-up RM 8,000
  • 2nd runner-up RM 5,000
  • 4th - 6th RM 1,000 each


  • Engineering & Design
  • Champion RM 10,000
  • 1st runner-up RM 8,000
  • 2nd runner-up RM 5,000


  • Time Attack
  • Champion RM 7,000
  • 1st runner-up RM 5,000
  • 2nd runner-up RM 3,000
  • Overall Winner
  • RM 25,000