Hey EV enthusiasts,
I am excited to announce that several other team members and myself at Wisconsin Racing will be developing the University of Wisconsin Madison's first electric Formula1-style racecar to compete with in 2017!
As you guys are aware, we have an overbearing environmental issue to deal with; the consistent data trend in rising average global temperatures.
To aim at solving this possible existential threat, our team, Wisconsin Racing, is attempting to develop talented engineers early on in their education to accelerate the transition to a sustainable future. Our plan is to raise $20K to build a Formula SAE Electric car for the 2017 competition season. This vehicle will teach students the necessary skills to apply to industry, and ultimately help bring more fully electric cars to the mass market.
From an architecture standpoint, the car utilizes a four wheel drive hub motor design with an aggressive aerodynamics package and hybrid monocoque chassis. Compared to our combustion FSAE car, this new electric propelled vehicle boasts a predicted 1.7G of acceleration, a 30% increase! This should bring us from 0-60mph in under 2.5 seconds. It’s fast, fun, compelling, and responsible. I would love to hear any questions, ideas, suggestions, etc. you may have.
Also, we launched a GoFundMe campaign yesterday. If you want more information about what exactly we are doing, I encourage you to give it a look.