The Students Racing Team of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) are gearing up for Formula Student 2018 competition, world’s largest student motorsport competition, to be held at Silverstone Circuit, UK in July 2018. The electric race car “EVoX” was officially unveiled on May 26, 2018 by Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay. The unveiling was followed by roll-out of the car on a pre-defined road in the campus.
Congratulating the student team in their endeavor, Prof. Khakhar said, “IIT Bombay racing experience provides an excellent platform for students to implement the concepts learnt in classroom. It gives valuable hands-on experience which helps them to become better engineers and succeed in their chosen careers”.
The single seater electric race car named 'EVoX' is the sixth generation electric race car, powered with a pair of 40KQ motors, featuring self-developed Battery Management System, Titanium Uprithts, Aerodynamic Wings and Powertrain designed to take you from 0 – 100 kmph in just 2.88 seconds, informed the student members of the IIT Bombay Racing Team.
The students aspire to develop electric sports car technology in India like that of Tesla in USA and work for the government's target to make India an 'e-vehicle nation' by 2030 by revolutionising electric mobility technology in India, said Jasdeep Singh, a student member of the team during the launch.
The competition – run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - is the world’s largest student motorsport event and challenges student engineers to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year. The Formula Student is Europe’s biggest educational motorsport event. It challenges engineers to design, build and compete as a team with their own single racing car.
The competition challenges students to design, build and race a one-man, open-wheeled race car assuming that they have been engaged by a manufacturing firm to produce a prototype car for evaluation as a potential production item.