We are proud to announce that the Electric Vehicle Club took home first place at the third annual Purdue Electric Vehicle Grand Prix this last weekend. The race started out a little rocky with a black flag and tire coming off within the first three laps of the race. Yellow cautions were abundant, but with driver Jimmy Simpson behind the wheel of an otherwise dominant kart we were able to fight back to the top with a drive, great energy strategy, and a final sprint to the finish line. In the final laps of the race we were able to improve upon our record setting practice time of 26.1 seconds to finish the day with an overall fastest lap time of 25.9. We were just 0.1 seconds shy of the poll setting lap time for the gas Grand Prix this year! Included below are some photos from the event. The EVC Racing team will be back in action again on May 12th at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway on opening day at the track. We hope to see you all there.
Motor: HPEV AC-9 Three Phase AC Induction
Controller: Curtis 1236 72V-300A
Battery: Custom Build with AllCell phase change material using 600 (20s-30p) 18650s (Prototype Cells from Tesla’s Roadster Model)
BMS System: Custom wireless BMS controller and telemetry system (TI based) using Linear 6803 BMS boards.
Frame: Modified 2002 Margay
Fastest Lap Time: 25.94s (EV Record at Purdue Track)
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