Prometheus Eco Racing
Developing Electric Vehicles
On Monday 21/12/2020 an online event was held for the presentation of the electric vehicle made by the Prometheus Eco Racing Team student team and of the successful its participation in energy saving competitions in
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This year was a big challenge for everyone. As we were preparing our vehicle for more appearances and while we had so many events and campaigns to run, the pandemic changed our plans, as it
During 21-24 of February we were happy to attend the international exhibition Elec-Tec.“Elec.tec”, Greeceʼs most specialized exhibition on electrical equipment, lighting and security systems made its debut in 2016. It meant to become a point
On 13 December of 2019 we attended the opening of the “EBEC Athens” engineering competition that was organized by BEST Athens and it was just amazing! Dozens of students from all departments of National Technical
On Friday 15/12/2019, Prometheus Eco Racing organized an event about exchange of views about technical issues and about the evolution taking place in the field of engineering, which attended the student teams EUROAVIA Athens, Oceanos-NTUA and
Prometheus Eco Racing was found, once again, in the centre of innovation and evolution! Our team was present at the recent exhibition Eco Fest 2020, which was organized by the Municipality of Athens at Technopolis,
Winning the 1st place in "Safety Award" and the 3nd place in the "Communications Award"
This year, we focused largely on the safety of the driver. Our safety plan consisted of both Active and Passive safety of the driver as well as Inside Vehicle and Outside vehicle safety for the whole team. As for the communications award, it was a very active year for our team, with videos, events and campaigns that brought our team closer to the public and our Universities community while at the same time promoted electromobility to the whole country through the Media.
Winning the 2nd place in "Technical Innovation Award" and "Safety Award"
Our expectations for this year remained high and we were not disproved. Focusing on the safety and the technical improvement of Pyrforos II, we managed to elicit positive comments from the judges and manage to take 2nd place in both awards. Specifically, our team made a holistic approach regarding the safety of both the driver and the vehicle. Therefore, lidar sensors were placed in the tail of the vehicle and also the chassis was reconstructed. Furthermore, concerning technical innovation, we implemented an Adaptive Cruise Control by using a neural network, aiming to conserve energy with optimal driving behavior.
Winning the 1st place in the “Technical Innovation Award” and “ Communications Award”
After facing problems with funding, Team Prometheus devised a financial campaign, in order to raise funds for the projects to come. Through the “Indiegogo” platform, our project was supported internationally. This innovation in addition to other promotional actions, led us to win the Communications Award. Having not fulfilled our ambitions, our team developed a semi-autonomous intelligent Eco Cruise Control system, which clenched the Technical Innovation Award for our team.
Winning the 10th place amongst 50 competitors in Rotterdam, Holland
In the competition that took place in Holland, our team succeeded to end the race, holding the 10th place in the Prototype Electric category, an achievement that no other Greek team had accomplished at the time. Our vehicle could do 487km/Kwh, which means it can cover the distance from Athens to Thessaloniki with less than 0.2€. Moreover, we took the second place in the “Safety Award” to conclude our successful course.
Fabrication of our new prototype electric vehicle “Pyrforos II”
After 5 continuous year of participation in Shell Eco Marathon, the experienced members of Prometheus Team started manufacturing the new shell of the vehicle, in the distinctive shape of a raindrop and color red. Apart from the shell, all the sub-systems of the car were reappraised, redesigned and manufactured by our team, resulting in the vastly recognizable prototype called “Pyrforos II”.
Our first Off-Track Award on SEM – “Team Spirit”
Throughout the course of Shell Eco Marathon (SEM) 2013 in London, our team demonstrated in front of our Paddock, a drain of the Greek hospitality, by offering Greek products to the competitors and the spectators. Unprecedented event in the SEM world, the prize was awarded to its legitimate heir: Team Prometheus.
Establishment of Prometheus Team
The team was founded by the collaboration of undergraduate students and doctoral students, under the aid of the Electrical Machines and Power Electronics laboratory. Two of the main co-founder of the teams are Konstantinos Laskaris (currently Principal Motor Designer at Tesla) and Manos Polioudis (currently Head of Powertrain Engineering at Arrival)