Amber waiting for green light: UTS Motorsports ready to go
The 2017 UTS: Motorsports Electric car, Amber, has been revealed and is awaiting the green light to compete in the 2017 Formula SAE (FSAE) Australasia Competition.
Amber will compete in the Australasian division of the FSAE Competition at Calder Park, Victoria 7 – 10 December 2017.
The annual FSAE competition aims to improve and challenge tertiary students’ engineering design, project management, and teamwork skills. The 2017 student-built electric vehicle was designed and manufactured within dedicated UTS workshops and features a full aluminium honeycomb chassis, driven by a single Emrax 228 motor and lithium-ion battery cells.
Team leader Dylan Callender got the time-honoured privilege of naming the car – and chose the ‘least offensive’ of suggestions relating to his hair colour!
The team includes students in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, science and business. Team leader Dillon Callender got the time-honoured privilege of naming the car – and chose the ‘least offensive’ of suggestions relating to his hair colour!
Ahead of the competition – which needs a dry track and weather for the electric cars - UTS: Motorsports Electric would like to acknowledge all the support it receives from industry sponsors including SMC, Leap Australia, ANSYS, Calm Aluminium and Lenovo, who provide the team with a range of products and services.