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IIT-Bombay's electric race car

Submitted by Karthik on 18 June, 2012 - 03:51

IIT Bombay has unveiled a custom designed electric car named EVo1 to take part in the Formula Student competition to be held at the Silverstone circuit in the UK in July.

The competition is a testing ground for the next generation of world-class engineers and it challenges university students from around the world to design and build a single-seat racing car.

Evo1 is powered by high-efficiency direct current motors and superior lithium polymer batteries. It has no tailpipe emissions, thus leaving a negligible carbon footprint. It also has a comprehensive data acquisition system, which collects and transmits data of important parameters of the car such as the amount of charge left in the battery and its temperature, motor current, number of revolutions per minute of the wheel and vehicle acceleration. Such a system is widely used during the testing stage to predict the ‘health’ of a car.

ET has pictures and a story.