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.
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.
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.
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)
〇Head: Shiro Nakamura （Chairman of the Tokyo Motor Show Committee, JAMA & Senior Vice President, CCO, Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.）
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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)
5）Appearance on the booklet of works in contest 2017.
・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.
★Works in 2015 <http://www.apev.jp/contest/en/works2015.pdf>
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