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Tonkabot
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re: Students build electric racing car
Tonkabot   5/8/2013 8:15:15 PM
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A McLaren F1 (which is NOT a formula 1 car and is street legal) does 0-60 in 3.2 seconds. An actual 'Formula 1' car does 0-60 in about 1.9 seconds, which is about half the time it takes for this electric car. This electric car has a range of 22 kilometers. The local racetrack is 4 km around the short course, so your done for the day in 5 laps.

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re: Students build electric racing car
DU00000001   5/6/2013 3:27:42 PM
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EVE is indeed the competition car for the Formula Student Electric. One tradeoff to manage is cost. They started with an ex-ICE chassis. On the other hand wheel hub motors considerably increase the wheel mass and add the 'problem' to reliably distribute power via the suspension.

Olaf.Barheine
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re: Students build electric racing car
Olaf.Barheine   5/3/2013 3:18:08 PM
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It is really an amazing work of the students. But in my opinion the electric racing cars are technologically a little bit too close to the cars of the "Formula Student" with a conventional combustion engine. What about two or even four wheel hub motors, for example?



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