The University of Western Australia
 Robotics & Automation Lab   
 Automotive Lab   

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Formula SAE is an international design and performance competition, organized by the Society of Automotive Engineers. UWA has been extremely successful in the Formula SAE, taking out several national and international titles, including the Word Championship in 2008.

For the REV project, we have obtained the 2001 car from UWA Motorsport, which we have converted to a pure plug-in electric car. Although the SAE currently only proposes a "hybrid league", we think that it does make a lot more sense to built purely electric race cars, rather than constructing two power trains for a car of such a small size. The SAE does allow pure electric cars in the hybrid league for their first year, and we hope that this ruling may become permanent in the future.


Base Vehicle: 2001 UWA Motorsport Car
Drivetrain: Wheel hub motors,
UWA Design
Batteries: 15 ThunderSky Lithium Ion Phosphate LFP90AHA 3.2V
Voltage: 48 V
Capacity: 4.3 kWh
Max current, power: 270A, 13kW
Charging Time: 2 hours (full charge)
Range: TBD
Top Speed: TBD
Seating: 1 passenger, no doors
Curb Weight TBD
Computer/DAQ: Automotive PC
Instrum./Display: Touchscreen LCD
Bat. Management:
EV Works
Black Box: UWA Development

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    Professor Dr. Thomas Bräunl, UWA EECE, 35 Stirling Hwy., Perth Crawley WA6009, Australia, +61 8 6488 3897