Daymak says its C5 Blast Ultimate electric go kart will be the world’s fastest vehicle. It combines an electric motor with four fans for forward thrust and 8 more fans for upward thrust.
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A team of students from Zurich have just set a world record time for the sprint from 0 to 100 kph — 1.513 seconds. The car has four electric motors and a total of 1,200 lb-ft of torque.
Formula Student was launched to help find the next generation of engineering talent- and this deep dive from Racecar Engineering shows how good they are!
With just two races left on its schedule, the inaugural Formula E season is still far from settled. Beginning next season, teams will be allowed to start modifying their racing machines to a much larger degree as design regulations are lifted. Perhaps some of the teams will go talk to the Swiss university students behind […]
A group of Swiss university students have built an electric racer that goes from 0-100 kph in 1.785 seconds. The car won the 2014 Formula Student series.
Being an engineering student ain’t easy, or at least that’s what I’ve heard. But engineering students arguably have the coolest competitions, like the Formula Student race that pits engineering students from across Europe in a contest of handling speed. While normally dominated by gas-powered karts, this year electric cars took both first and second place, perhaps signifying a paradigm shift in this collegiate motorsport.