Formula Electric Belgium reveals digital design of fifth electric race car

26/02/2019

Formula Electric Belgium, a team of 21 students from the KU Leuven and Thomas More university, presents the digital design of its electric race car to the big crowd. The Umicore Eclipse is already the fifth vehicle the team develops. 

Since September, 21 engineering- and technical bachelor students of the KU Leuven and Thomas More university are occupied with the design of their newest race car, the Umicore Eclipse. The upcoming months the students will focus on the realisation of their design. Next summer they will be competing against hundreds of other university teams from around the globe in the Formula Student competitions.

The ambitions of the team are very high this year. Last year their previous car, the Umicore Pulse, triumphed and won the first prize for its innovative design. This year the team wants to go beyond this accomplishment by investing in reliability.

‘With the test data we gathered last year with the Umicore Pulse, we know exactly on which points we could improve even more. The Umicore Eclipse will have an optimized battery package, use unidirectional carbon fiber and adjustments are made regarding the suspension system. All these things will result in an even lower weight’, says team captain Willem T’Hooft.

Source: Formula Electric Belgium