Leading the way towards the transition into the renewable energy sector and supporting the presidential goals for sustainable development, SomaBay will bring the first Global Hybrid Electric Challenge to Egypt. An innovative project that will inspire university students to create hybrid cars, the competition is part of SomaBay’s larger initiative to create sustainable solutions for renewable energy and bring the country closer to 2020 goal of having renewable energy sources contribute to 20% energy production.
The competition which will be open to engineering students across Egypt, will also support environmentally friendly transportation solutions and the advancement of scientific innovation, using a hands-on approach where cars are designed, built and raced as part of the competition process. SomaBay has already reached out to the Presidential Office, the Ministry of Social Solidarity, the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Environmental Services to attend the event.
About The Global Hybrid Electric Challenge
The Global Hybrid Electric Challenge in Egypt (GHEC-E) is a hands-on educational program for institutions of higher learning in Egypt with engineering, science, technology and business management programs. Student teams apply engineering design principles and strategy to construct and race full-size electric and hybrid-electric cars. The primary goal of the competition is to provide a hands-on environment in which the students apply what they learn in the classroom to devise real-world solutions.
The project also helps improve their understanding of renewable energy technologies and project management while working in a team environment. Other aspects of the program involve marketing, PR and fundraising as well as logistics planning in preparation for the races. The adoption of this program in the Egypt serves as an excellent venue for young men and women in engineering and business management to better prepare them for their careers in industry.