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05 AUG


Efficiency Challenge Will Be Held on 14 - 19 September 2019 at Körfez Race Track

The date and location of the 15th Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle has changed due to force majeure. Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle will be held on 14 - 19 September 2019 at the Kocaeli Körfez Race Track.


The updated event schedule is given below:


Körfez Race Track Program

14 September 2019 Saturday: Registration

15 September 2019 Sunday: Technical Inspection 1st Day

16 September 2019 Monday: Technical Inspection 2nd Day

17 September 2019 Tuesday: Technical Inspection 3rd Day

18 September 2019 Wednesday: First Final Races

19 September 2019 Thursday: Second Final Races


İstanbul Atatürk Airport Program

20 – 22 September 2019: Vehicle exhibition at TEKNOFEST

22 September 2019 Sunday: Award Ceremony


The detailed program will be announced in the Organisation Handbook.




• All teams are expected to complete their registration on Saturday, September 14, 2019 and successfully complete the technic inspection by Tuesday, September 17th at 15.00.


• The teams to be exhibited in TEKNOFEST will be determined with the announcement of the results on Thursday, September 19, 2019 and the transfer of these vehicles from the Körfez Race Track to Istanbul Atatürk Airport will be covered by TÜBİTAK.


Click here for more information about Körfez Race Track.


16 AUG


Technical Inspection Checklists Published

You can find the checklists to be used during the technical inspections below.


For Electromobile checklist, click here.

For Hydromobile checklist, click here.


All teams shall enter technical inspections based on the checklists of their vehicles’ categories before and after the race. For detailed information you can check out Rules “4.1. Vehicle Dynamic Testing and Technical Inspection

25 FEB


TEKNOFEST Robotaxi-Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle Registration is Open

Applications for Robotaxi - Full Scale Autonomous Vehicle competition, which is organised in cooperation with Turkish Technology Team (T3) Foundation, continues until March 7, 2019.


Visit TEKNOFEST web page for the rules and application requirements.


Teams applying for Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle and working on autonomous vehicles can apply for this category, separately.


06 FEB


Register for Efficiency Challenge Now!

The “Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle” is an annual competition for educational institutions organised by TÜBİTAK since 2005. The competition will be held at İstanbul Atatürk Airport within the scope of TEKNOFEST Istanbul Aeronautics, Space and Technology Festival between 16th and 22nd September 2019.


The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey (TÜBİTAK) supports participants from all over the world financially and encourages university students to produce the most efficient electric vehicle.


Click here for Rules. Registration deadline for the Challenge is 7 March 2019! For more information and application requirements, click here.

18 MAR


Participating Teams of 2019 Published

The teams that will compete in the categories of Electromobile and Hydromobile in Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle are determined.


To check out the detailed information about participating teams, click here.

24 JUN


Announcement on Driver’s License

A TOSFED (Turkish Automobile Sports Federation) driver’s license is required for drivers (including reserve drivers) in order to be eligible to drive on the main track during the event week and attend the final race.


Teams from TURKEY can apply for the license on

International teams can apply for their licenses at the event area.


The fee for TOSFED driver’s license for a single driver is 330,00 Turkish Liras (with a 18% VAT, if an invoice for the purchase demanded). This amount should be deposited to the below bank account in Turkish Lira with the note: TÜBİTAK License Fee. The bank receipt for the transaction should be e-mailed to with the name of team and the driver specified.


Bank Account Title: Türkiye Otomobil Sporları Federasyonu

Name of the Bank: Türk Ekonomi Bankası

Branch: Ankara / Çankaya

Account Number: 65515822

IBAN:  TR180003200000000065515822


Drivers of the international teams are also to bring the following items with them to the registration desk on the registration date (16/09/2019) in order to complete the license application:

- A head shot (photograph)

- Personal driver’s license and an ID card

- Health certificate (just to show the general condition of the individual)

- Bank receipt



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