20 May 2010 10:08

Daimler awards the “Best E-Drive Packaging“ for the 1st time (copy 1)

Category: Competition, FSE Award

We invented the motorized vehicle and are passionate about the future of automotive engineering. Our aim is to markedly reduce fuel consumption and emissions already today and to eliminate them entirely in the long term. To this end, we are developing a broad spectrum of state-of-the-art drive technologies that meet the specific requirements placed on today’s and tomorrow’s mobility. If it is also your aim to combine innovative drive technologies with a highly competitive performance, then we are glad to meet you at „Formula Student Electric“. Inspire us with your innovative solutions how you have realized the best integration and arrangement of the electric power train. We are curious!




How to apply:

Teams competing for the Daimler Best E-Drive Packaging Award will be judged on following criteria:

  • Choice of components optimized for packaging, weight and volume, where attention will be paid to the coherence of the overall design.
  • Optimal positioning of the separate components (e.g. motor, motor controller, accumulator and wiring), regarding the car’s handling properties, endurance, component temperature requirements and cost.
  • Ease of assembly and serviceability of components at their chosen locations.
  • Application of innovative ideas which improve basic requirements (e.g. range) as well as user friendliness  (e.g. HMI, connectivity)

For the award, teams are advised to describe their E-Drive packaging concept using suitable documentation and presentation media. Emphasis should be on how performance figures like range, recharging time and handling have been accounted for in optimization of the package as a whole. In the ideal case teams can back up their presentation by physical proof over the actually achieved value(s) for one or more performance parameters.

Judging will take place on August 6th 2010. All nominated teams will be invited to present their E-Drive Packaging in the Special Award Judging Pit located in the FSG Forum. Each team will be allocated a 30-minute time slot for judging.

The Daimler Best E-Drive Packaging Award is open to all teams participating in Formula Student Electric. Your team can apply for the award by submitting an abstract (8 pages max.), which elaborates on the main features of your E-drive packaging concept in light of the award. The abstract should be in PDF and not exceed 10MB.

Please upload your team’s abstract via the FSE website (=> MyTeam => Events => Deadlines) by June 16th 2010 13:00 CEST latest.



Did you manage to reach the winner’s podium with your concept and win the Daimler „Best E -Drive Packaging Award“? Congratulations and a warm welcome to one day in the „heart of the development“ at our Mercedes-Benz Technology Center in Sindelfingen/Germany. After an energy-loaded programme with professional experts from several current research projects you will also pay a visit to the „“Power-Wall“ in the Virtual Reality Center by which three-dimensional object visualisations are processed – and this on a real-time basis! Many technical discussions and personal impressions complete your day at Daimler. In addition, the wining team is awarded a 1,500-euro cheque. Also second and third place will receive 1,000 and 500 euros in prize money respectively.

If your team belongs to the best, then please reserve August 6th 2010 in your agenda right away. As the price will be handed over during the Award Ceremony Part 1 by Mercedes-Benz Chief Engineer for E-Vehicles Mr. Schenk. We are looking forward to your E-Drive packaging concept.

We wish you best of luck.

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