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Is anyone aware of any Electric Vehicle Design Competitions? I'm part of a group of students at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and we're looking for a competition to participate in only so we can get the necessary funding for our project. We're using Li-ion batteries from ThunderSky, A donated and modified variable frequency drive from Yaskawa for our AC induction motor, and right now we're involved in the design of our own microcontroller that utilizes as PSoC from Cypress semiconductor, a manual transmission contoller(because we're not ripping out the tranny), and we're experimenting with our own charging/battery management system. Let me emphasize that this is a student project and I don't expect anything to work. Any thoughts? I'm still browsing the web...

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- Rey

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You could aways start your own competition...someone has to start them.

> Hello,
>
> Is anyone aware of any Electric Vehicle Design Competitions? I'm part of a
> group of students at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and
> we're looking for a competition to participate in only so we can get the
> necessary funding for our project. We're using Li-ion batteries from
> ThunderSky, A donated and modified variable frequency drive from Yaskawa
> for our AC induction motor, and right now we're involved in the design of
> our own microcontroller that utilizes as PSoC from Cypress semiconductor,
> a manual transmission contoller(because we're not ripping out the tranny),
> and we're experimenting with our own charging/battery management system.
> Let me emphasize that this is a student project and I don't expect
> anything to work. Any thoughts? I'm still browsing the web...
>
> Thanks,
>
> - Rey
>
> _______________________________________________
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> http://lists.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ev
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What are the goals more exactly? Are you looking for a design competition where there is prize money? Or do you just need any kind of electric competition to get funding from somewhere else?

If you build an E1 class (Electric under 500 kg) land speed machine (http://www.saltflats.com) the record is only 133 mph, but BYU is likely to field a good machine for 2008. You might also try for a NEDRA record (http://www.NEDRA.com).

> Hello,
>
> Is anyone aware of any Electric Vehicle Design Competitions? I'm part of a
> group of students at the University of Illinois @ Urbana-Champaign and
> we're looking for a competition to participate in only so we can get the
> necessary funding for our project. We're using Li-ion batteries from
> ThunderSky, A donated and modified variable frequency drive from Yaskawa
> for our AC induction motor, and right now we're involved in the design of
> our own microcontroller that utilizes as PSoC from Cypress semiconductor,
> a manual transmission contoller(because we're not ripping out the tranny),
> and we're experimenting with our own charging/battery management system.
> Let me emphasize that this is a student project and I don't expect
> anything to work. Any thoughts? I'm still browsing the web...

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how much funding do you need? looks like you have
most of the big ticket items. most competitions
require that you produce something that works better
than the others competing---otherwise you are looking
for a grant or donation. what type of vehicle are you
thinking about building??

in other words give us more information regarding
exactly what you want to achieve.


--- Peter VanDerWal <[email protected]> wrote:

> You could aways start your own competition...someone
> has to start them.
>
> > Hello,
> >
> > Is anyone aware of any Electric Vehicle Design
> Competitions? I'm part of a
> > group of students at the University of Illinois @
> Urbana-Champaign and
> > we're looking for a competition to participate in
> only so we can get the
> > necessary funding for our project. We're using
> Li-ion batteries from
> > ThunderSky, A donated and modified variable
> frequency drive from Yaskawa
> > for our AC induction motor, and right now we're
> involved in the design of
> > our own microcontroller that utilizes as PSoC from
> Cypress semiconductor,
> > a manual transmission contoller(because we're not
> ripping out the tranny),
> > and we're experimenting with our own
> charging/battery management system.
> > Let me emphasize that this is a student project
> and I don't expect
> > anything to work. Any thoughts? I'm still browsing
> the web...
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > - Rey
> >
> > _______________________________________________
> > For subscription options, see
> > http://lists.sjsu.edu/mailman/listinfo/ev
> >
>
>
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