International Future Energy Challenge


Madison Section - PES/IAS and PELS Society Sponsorship

Spectators and Volunteers Wanted for the E-Drive for a Bicycle

IFEC is an international student competition for innovation, conservation, and effective use of electrical energy, which is open to college and university student teams from recognized undergraduate engineering programs in any location.


There will be a Grand Prize of $10,000 and three additional awards granted at $5,000, $3,000 and $1,000 each. Competition will include design aspects, dynamometer testing and riding on race-track.


  • Input: 48V dc nominal from specified 9Ah battery pack.
  • Output: 3-phase BLDC motor drive; Vout: 36V; Pout: 500W; variable speed.
  • Power Density: >1.5 W/cm3 without fan.
  • Converter temperature rise < 40°C with 500W @ 25°C Ambient Temperature.
  • Judgment criteria will include energy consumption for a typical drive cycles.

Final Competition Location:

  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

  Date and Time




  • 1415 Engineering Dr
  • Madison, Wisconsin
  • United States 53706
  • Building: Engineering Hall

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  • For detailed Information, or to be a Sponsor, Contact:

    Kyle Hanson
    WEMPEC Lab Manager
    University of Wisconsin - Madison
    1415 Engineering Dr. RM 1541-B
    Madison, WI 53706

  • Co-sponsored by CH04151 ­ Madison Section Jt. Chapter,PE31/IA34
  • Starts 07 July 2019 11:00 AM
  • Ends 25 July 2019 11:00 AM
  • All times are US/Central
  • No Admission Charge
  • Register


Sunday, July 28th(By Invitation Only)

6:00 to 8:00 PM Reception at UW-Memorial Union, 800 Langdon Street

Monday, July 29th at UW-Makerspace, 215 N. Randall Avenue (Public Welcome)

7:30-9:30 AM Welcome and Tour of Makerspace
9:30 to 11:30 AM Team "Elevator Pitches"
12:00 to 4:00 PM Functional Tests

Tuesday, July 30th at UW-Makerspace, 215 N. Randall Avenue (Public Welcome)

8:00 AM to 4:00 PM Efficiency Map and Hill Climb

Wednesday, July 31st

9:00 AM to 2:00 PM Field Test on Lawn adjecent to Lot 17 (Public Really Welcome, Sponsor Tents Present)
5:30 PM to 8:00 PM Award Banquet at Union South, 1308 W. Dayton Street (Invitation Only)

IEEE Volunteers Needed! 
Please say if you are a spectator or Volunteer when you register 
For Volunteers, Please enter "Yes" for Days you can Volunteer.