TU Delft wins Silverstone race for electric racing cars




The Formula Student team from TU Delft in the Formula Student UK grabbed the first place in the race at the Silverstone circuit. The victory was achieved with the DUT14-car, an electric-powered racing car.

The Formula Student is a points race that join more than 400 universities worldwide. Can earn points for car design and fuel consumption. Participants There are also race tests the components endurance, sprint, skidpad and acceleration. In the latter part, the DUT Racing team from TU Delft is the world record for electric cars in the hands of an acceleration rate of 0-100 km / h in 2.13 seconds.

The Formula Student team from TU Delft last weekend again achieved a success: the students knew weighing 155kg and with electrically driven DUT14 race car to win at Silverstone, just before the team from the University of Stuttgart the first place. Conquering the lead succeeded even though the DUT14 failed during the final endurance test, as reported TU Delft. The team from TU / e scored incidentally also at Silverstone, they took first place in the class 2 .

The next race in the Formula Student season is the season opener. According to the DUT Racing Team Hockenheim can be seen as a World Cup since most of the teams participating in this race. The past two years did TU Delft win these races and eventually the title.

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