TU Delft shows new electric race car DUT16 ‘




The Formula Student Team from TU Delft on Friday its new electric race car shown to the public on the Markt in Delft. The car only has 177pk 160kg and comes in 2.3 seconds from standstill to 100km / h.

Thus, the team of 65 students this year hopes to bring home first place at the unofficial world championship, the Formula Student Germany at the Hockenheim circuit middle of August. Last year won the team of the German race. Before that, it does team participating in the Formula Student United Kingdom at the Silverstone circuit mid-July. There are also other Dutch teams engaged in sports such as URE HARD Eindhoven and Groningen. A Belgian team several years rotates’s Formula Electric Belgium.

Team manager Bas to Stegge says about the car Tweakers: “The drive is the most unique car, like we did the whole drive the wheels in previous years, but this year we have another very critical of it.. design examined and removed all the excess material. This has resulted in the engines ‘off center’ sit on the wheel. Such a way that the center of the wheel is completely free of material has never been used before in automotive. ”

“What did the car also has a propulsion system developed from scratch. Also developed the electronics itself, to the wiring and PCBs increasing. Also, the ECU, or electronic computing unit constantly measures the speed of each wheel. This allows us to every individual control wheel and we can eg the inside wheel spin slower than the outer bend. the information about sending the car via a telemetry system to the boys and girls on the side. ”

The Delft team do this year for the first time in the Formula Student Spain championship at the Circuit de Catalunya in Spain. For the team it is a big challenge because there are facing extreme summer heat and it is difficult to test. For example, the team’m not sure if the battery or cooled sufficiently.


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