The kit car was provided to the students by Greenpower and the team have been modifying it throughout the academic year. They had strict guidelines to follow for the modifications.
As well as the immense amount of time and effort put in by the students, their car wouldn’t have been a success if it wasn’t for their sponsors AMEL, BF1 Systems, ECITB, Emkay Plastics Ltd., JB Auto Solutions, Transform ELT, TWF Solutions, Stratton Motor Company and Swift Aircraft.
The conditions could not have been worse on the day of the race, with lots of wind and rain. However, all the students remained professional in adverse circumstances and always had a smile on their faces.
The only thing holding the students back was the motor in the car overheating. However, they did get the fastest lap of the Newcomers which was a real achievement.
The next step forward for the team is to compete in heats outside of Norfolk and to continue to improve the car.
Connor, a UTCN student who took part in the challenge, said: “In our opinion the day was a massive success and we are all proud of ourselves, for a first attempt we did really well. Unfortunately though our motor started to overheat but we know the problem now and can go back again and hopefully get a result we feel we deserve. I’d like to thank our sponsors as well; AMEL, BF1 Systems, ECITB, Emkay Plastics Ltd., JB Auto Solutions, Transform ELT, TWF Solutions, Stratton Motor Company and Swift Aircraft as, without their help, we couldn’t have done it”
There is also an article by the EDP which you can read by following this link: https://www.edp24.co.uk/news/education/norfolk-schools-race-electric-vehicles-at-lotus-test-track-1-6096172
(Photo courtesy of TransformELT)