To whom it may concern 

The Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV) is pleased to announce the launch of "EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2017."
 
Since 2013, APEV has organized "EV Super Micro Mobility Design Contest for International Students" in conjunction with the Tokyo Motor Show.  In 2017 the target is not restricted to the super micro mobility but expanded to electric vehicles in general. 

Furthermore, APEV would like to show the concept and scheme of the mobility society in the future and new approaches to the environment issues, with the creativity and planning ability for the designs. 

APEV looks forward to many applications. 

■Contest Overview
1.Title"EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2017"

2.Objectives To foster students who will lead the next generation, through designing electric vehicles with a broad range of possibilities. 
 

3.Organizations
〇Host: The Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)

〇Supporters: (tentative, in alphabetical order)
 Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies, University of Tokyo
 Japan Automobile Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA)
 Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry of Japan
 Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan
 Ministry of the Environment of Japan

〇Sponsors: Companies confirmed for the first round
 Benesse Holdings, Inc.
 Honda R&D Co., Ltd. 
 IHI Transport Machinery Co., Ltd.
 Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
 NTN Corporation
 Renesas Electronics Corporation
 Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

 Companies for the second round are being wanted.

4.EV Design Contest Committee
〇Chairperson:Toshio Yamashita (APEV Commissioner & CEO of INTERROBANG DESIGN INC.& Visiting Professor at Tokyo Metropolitan University)
〇Vice-Chairperson: Hitoshi Arima (APEV Commissioner & President of Arima Management Design, Ltd. & Chairman of Yokohama Smart Community)
〇Secretariat: The Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)

5.Screening Committee
〇Head: Shiro Nakamura (Chairman of the Tokyo Motor Show Committee, JAMA & Senior Vice President, CCO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.) 
〇Members:
 Akihiro Nagaya (Executive Officer, Chief General Manager, Design 
Center, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.)
 Ken Okuyama (Industrial Designer & CEO, Ken Okuyama Design) 
 Patrick le Quément (Industrial designer & Ex-Senior Vice President of 
Corporate design, Renault)
 Tadao Ando (Architect & Professor Emeritus, University of Tokyo)
 Zhang, Fan (Vice President, Head of Design Guangzhou Automobile Group 
Co., Ltd.)
 Nobuhiro Tajima (Chief Commissioner, APEV)

6.Assignment and screening
Assignment: To propose a design of the future mobility which maximize the potential of zero-emission EV and to show the ways how such future mobility will be involved in the society.  

1)First screening (About 20 teams will be selected.)
〇The following two points will be evaluated:
 ①Description of users, infrastructure, packaging, and practicality of the new technology: The actual usage scene of the future mobility should be taken account.  It can be presented by means of texts, figures, or graphs, as needed.  
 ②Sketch including the usage scene*1: Hand-drawing permitted

Teams which pass the first screening will be endowed with the right to participate in
Workshop 1. 

2)Second screening (About 6 finalists will be selected.)
〇The following two points will be evaluated:
 ①Same as the first screening (see above) 
 ②2D and 3D data of the sketch including the usage scene. 

 Teams which pass the second screening will be endowed with the right to participate in Workshop 2. 

*1: Exterior must be included in the sketch but interior is an option.
 
3)Once the finalists are nominated, they shall create a poster (B1 size)
, by the time of award ceremony.  The poster should describe "users, infrastructure, packaging, and the practicality of the new technology of the future mobility," based on the digital data of EV presented in the first screening.

4)Final screening and award ceremony
All the finalists will have a 5-minute Powerpoint presentation of their work at the award ceremony to be held in Tokyo during the Tokyo Motor Show.  This presentation will affect the final screening to choose the winners, including Grand Prix.  

★Tokyo Motor Show: October 28 (Sat)-November 5 (Sun) / Press days October 25th (Wed) and 26th (Thu) 

5)Exhibition of the finalists' works 
All the finalists will have poster presentation in Tokyo during the Tokyo Motor Show. 

7.Participation
1)Participants shall be students and 18 years old or older as of April 
2017.  They can form a team of two or more members up to six.  The types of the school do not matter and multiple teams from one school are also accepted.
2)Participants are requested to register on designated social networking services (SNS) so that they can respond to all forms of guidance from the sponsors in a timely manner.
3)Participants in the contest shall require the approval and instructions of the professors or instructors from the school.  
4)Participants shall agree with Item 11"Terms and condition" and Item 12 "Privacy policy".
5)The language to be used for the works and communication is English but participants' native languages can be included in their works.  
6)Entree is free of charge.

8.Criteria 
1)Originality: Ideas shall show the originality with clear and feasible concepts.
2)Design: Design shall be reflecting the era and society. 
3)Presentation: Presentation shall be expressive and convincing.
★Works must be original and previously unpublished.

9.Awards To be given to the finalists
1)Grand Prix, Special Award (contents and prize will be decided according to the sponsor money to be collected.) 
2)Awards offered by the sponsors and cooperative firms (To be decided according to the sponsors.)
3)Opportunity to present works in Tokyo during the Tokyo Motor Show. (Exhibition and presentation at the ceremony award)
4)Trophy
5)Appearance on the booklet of works in contest 2017.

10.Schedule
・End-October 2016: Announcement of the application guidelines
・November 23rd (Wed): Car design workshop in Tokyo
・January 19th 2017: Announcement of the screening committee members and start of accepting applications 
・April 28th 2017: Deadline for entries
・End-May 2017: Deadline for the work for the first screening
・Mid-June 2017: Announcement of the first screening results
・End-June 2017: Workshop 1
・Mid-August 2017: Deadline for the work for the second screening
・Early-September 2017: Announcement of the second screening results
・Mid- September 2017: Workshop 2
・End-October to Early-November 2017: Final screening and award ceremony in Tokyo
・February to March 2018: Final report meeting
 (The schedule is subject to change without notice.)

★Please refer pdf file in full detail.


■Contact
Gen Yasujima   EV Design Contest Secretary-General 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
Address: FUKUTAKE HALL THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO  
7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  113-0033  JAPAN
Tel: +81-50-3736-8325   FAX: +81-50-3153-2686
TOKYO- Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV) is pleased to announce the launch of "EV  Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2017."

Since 2013 APEV has organized "EV Super Micro Mobility Design Contest for International Students" in conjunction with the Tokyo Motor Show. 

The purpose of the contest is to foster students who will lead the next generation, through designing electric vehicles with a broad range of possibilities.

APEV would also like to raise the global interest by showing the concept and scheme of the mobility society and new approaches to the environment issues,with the creativity and planning ability for the designs. 

The overview of "EV Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2017" is as follows.

APEV looks forward to many applications from students all over the world and appreciate supports from business corporations and organizations.   
Wide media coverage is also highly welcome.   

■Contest Overview

<Assignment>
 To propose a design of the future mobility which maximizes the use of zero-emission EV and the way how such future mobility will be involved in the society.  
 
<Head of Screening Committee>
 Mr. Shiro Nakamura ( Senior Vice President and Chief Creative Officer, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. )
 
<Schedule>
 October 2016: Announcement of the application guidelines
 January 2017: Announcement of the screening committee members and start of accepting application 
 April 2017: First screening
 July 2017: Second screening 
 Fall 2017: Final screening and award ceremony 
 (The schedule is subject to change without notice.)
 
<Works and website from the Contest in 2015>
 Link to the Contest in 2015:  http://www.apev.jp/contest/en/

★Please refer pdf file in full detail.

■Contact
Gen Yasujima   EV Design Contest Secretary-General 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
 Address: FUKUTAKE HALL THE UNIVERSITY OF TOKYO  7-3-1 Hongo, 
 Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo  113-0033, JAPAN
 Tel: +81-50-3736-8325   FAX: +81-50-3153-2686
To: APEV members and News Media Companies

 This year, the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles 
organized the second EV Super Micro Mobility Design Contest for 
International Students 2015 in conjunction with SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015,
 a themed-based project of the Tokyo Motor Show.
 The number of applicants nearly tripled from the last contest in 2013 
with 98 Japanese and international student teams. Six finalist teams 
were involved in a tight battle to the end as the presentation on the 
award day was added as one of the examination criteria.
Following is an outline of the presentations of the finalist student 
teams and the awards ceremony for each award.

<Outline>
Date/time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Venue: Conference Tower, Tokyo Big Sight (Koto-ku, Tokyo)
     *Themed-based project of the Tokyo Motor Show 2015
     During the Advanced Technology Seminar of SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015
 
Host: Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles

Attendees: About 150 attendees including students receiving awards and 
their family members and friends, judges, and representatives from 
sponsors and support groups

Order of ceremony: Each team made a presentation on the awarded project 
in alphabetical order of the names of their universities. Then, judges 
made a final review to determine the recipients of the Grand Prix, 
Special Award, and Sponsors' Awards and presented a certificate of 
commendation, trophy, and prize list to each recipient.

<Prize/Name of Schools/Name of Teams>

Grand Prix/Kyoto Institute of Technology/Nasawopolus
Special Award/Tokyo Metropolitan University/GYB
Benesse Award/Okayama Prefectural University/OPU
Marubeni Information Systems Award/HAL Osaka College of Technology & 
Design/Takayuki Hayashi
NTN Award/Musashino Art University/MID
Dassault Systemes Award/Chiba University/PDL B4

Please refer pdf file in full detail.

Contact Information:
Mr. Gen Yasujima   EV Design Contest Secretary-General 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
 TEL:+81-50-3736-8325 FAX:+81-50-3153-2686
 E-mail:contest@apev.jp
To: APEV members and News Media Companies

Following the first contest in 2013, the Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (Japan) is organizing the second round of the EV Super Micro Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2015 in conjunction with SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015 at the Tokyo Motor Show.

 In the second screening by the screening committee headed by Ken Okuyama,
twenty-five teams representing 17 schools from the first screening were narrowed down to six prize-winning teams-- namely 6 teams representing 6 schools in Japan. Unfortunately none of the teams from overseas were awarded any prizes.

<Name of schools:Name of teams>
Chiba University : PDL B4
HAL Osaka College of Technology & Design : Takayuki Hayashi
Kyoto Institute of Technology : Nasawopolus
Musashino Art University : MID
Okayama Prefectural University : OPU
Tokyo Metropolitan University : GYB

 Posters of these teams will be exhibited in the venue of the upcoming SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015 organized as a theme-based project of the Tokyo Motor Show.
 Moreover, they are requested to present their design during the ceremony planned at the Advanced Technology  Seminar on November 4, where award certificates, trophies, and prizes will be  presented after selecting the winners of the grand prize, special prize, and sponsor awards.

★Announcement of the results of the second screening:
  September 25, 2015 (Friday)
★Exhibition of posters of prize-winning design:
  October 28 (Wednesday) - November 8 (Sunday), 2015
   (At the venue of SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015 
  organized as the theme-based project of Tokyo Motor Show)
★Awards ceremony of winning entries:
  November 4, 2015 (Wednesday) from 10:00 a.m.
  (During the Advanced Technology Seminar of SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015 as above)
★Report on the design contest results and symposium on future plans:
  February 19, 2016 (Friday) (Iwata City, Shizuoka Prefecture)
  * The schedule is subject to change.

 APEV members and news media are kindly requested to participate in the event.

 Please refer pdf file in full detail.

Contact:
Gen Yasujima   EV Design Contest Secretary-General 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
 TEL:+81-50-3736-8325 FAX:+81-50-3153-2686
 E-mail:contest@apev.jp

About activities of APEV in the Maui County Fair

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Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)  will conduct 
a lecture and talk session with students by Mr. Nobuhiro Tajima, the 
Chief Commissioner of APEV and a parade of electric vehicles in the Maui 
County Fair from September 24 during until September 27, under the non-
profit partnership with Blue Planet Foundation that will lead the 100 
percent clean energy realization of Hawaii with the cooperation of 
Hawaii Electric Vehicle Network (HEVN) .
To: APEV members and News Media Companies

  We Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles(Japan) hold the second
"EV Super Micro Mobility Design Contest for International Students 2015",
coinciding with "SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015" in the Tokyo Motor Show. 
  The first contest was held in 2013.

  Today we are pleased to announce the first round results. 

  Many teams submitted so high-level works that it makes the selection extremely difficult. 
Finally, 25 teams are selected as follows.

The first round results
★Total:17 schools / 25 teams (Entry:44 schools / 98 teams)
★From Japan: 13 schools / 17 teams 
★From overseas:  4 countries,4 schools / 8 teams(Taiwan:1 school / 4 teams,
     Korea:1 school / 2 teams, China:1 school / 1 team, Italy:1 school / 1 team)
 Please wait for the final round results announcement and award ceremony of winning 
entries at the Tokyo Motor Show (the schedule is shown below). 

Please refer pdf file in full detail.

Contact:
Gen Yasujima   EV Design Contest Secretary-General 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
 TEL:+81-50-3736-8325 FAX:+81-50-3153-2686
 E-mail:contest@apev.jp
 Website: http://www.apev.jp/contest/en/
To: News Media Companies

The recent various trials related to the development 
Super Micro Mobilities (SMMs) are being conducted in the private sector. 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles(APEV) intends to
 promote related activities to contribute to society and to offer 
the students who will lead the next generation the opportunity 
to experience the excitement and joy of manufacturing. 
With these objectives in mind, we held the first EV Super Micro Mobility
 Design Contest in 2013, which enjoyed many participants.

 This year, we plan to hold a second contest, coinciding with 
"SMART MOBILITY CITY 2015".

Now entries were closed and many teams of students have applied. 
APEV proudly announce the result of application as follows.

★Total:44 Schools / 98 Teams.
★ From Japan: 30 Schools / 59 Teams. 
★From overseas: 6 countries,14 Schools / 39 Teams.
 (Taiwan:5 Schools / 15 Teams,Korea:3 Schools / 8 Teams, 
    China:2 Schools / 6 Teams,  India:2 Schools / 4 Teams,
    Italy:1 School / 4 Teams,  Sri Lanka :1 School / 2 Teams)


Contact:
Gen Yasujima   EV Design Contest Secretary-General 
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
 TEL:+81-50-3736-8325 FAX:+81-50-3153-2686
 E-mail:contest@apev.jp
Website: http://www.apev.jp/contest/en/
We proudly announce the Association for the Promotion of Electric 
Vehicles (APEV) formed the 'Pikes Peak EV
Challenge Committee' and once again moves forward with the fourth year 
challenge as "TEAM APEV with MONSTER SPORT" at the Pikes Peak 
International Hill Climb in Colorado U.S.A. from June 22nd through 28th 
of 2015.
Please refer the url below in more detail.

URL:
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles,
APEV is hosting a contest for students who will bear
the next generation.
They are expected to design a super micro mobility (EV)
which draws much attention from various fields recently
as well as its surrounding environment.
 Among teams which passed the first round,
27 teams from 19 schools submitted the final design
made by 3D design software.
 We would like to announce the final result after
the screening processes here.

Prize-winning teams are the following five teams
(4 in Japan and 1 from abroad).

1. KID(Kyushu University)
2. PDL(Chiba University)
3. Team Mora(University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka)
4. TgMg(TENNOJI Gakkan High School)
5. VOLTAGE(Tokyo Metropolitan University)(Alphabetical Order)

 Among the above prize-winning teams, several prizes including
the first prize (the grand prix) will be selected.
All the prizes will be announced and "Designs" by the prize-winning
teams will be presented  at the award ceremony at the conference room
of Tokyo Motor Show "SMART MOBILITY CITY" on Sunday, November 24.
<http://smc.tokyo-motorshow.com/en/>

The awarding ceremony will be supported by the Yomiuri Shimbun.
Details including time and a place are to be announced.
We look forward to seeing you there.

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Contact:
Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles (APEV)
EV Design Contest  Secretary-General  Genichiro Yasujima

TEL:+81-50-3736-8325  E-mail: yasujima@apev.jp
Website: http://www.apev.jp/contest/
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APEV (Association for the Promotion of Electric Vehicles in Japan)
 opened the special site of the "EV Super Micro Mobility Design
Contest".
http://www.apev.jp/contest/en/

Also the banner was put up on the top page. http://www.apev.jp/en/