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Our battery design has come a long way from last year’s competition, with main advancements relating to BMS data recording and case modularity. The cell model we have chosen to use is the HG2 from LG. It boasts a high continuous discharge current of 20A, as well as a high capacity of 3Ah. In pursuit of a high efficiency, this year we have made the switch from a 48V system to 36V, changing our battery arrangement from 13S4P (13 cells in series, 4 in parallel) to 10S5P, allowing us to in ...
Our powertrain development team is responsible for creating all electrical aspects of the drive system in our electric prototype vehicle. The team is made up of a series of development sub-teams tackling distinct modules which come together to provide the full working system, each of which serve a specific purpose. Each module consists of a blend of custom firmware and hardware which must be designed, built and tested by each development team.   Logic Board The most obvious of these is t ...
Hello! I’m Cheryl, Co-Head of Electronics for the University of Strathclyde Eco-Vehicle (USEV) Team. We are a society whose aim is to design, manufacture, test and race a highly efficient Electric Vehicle to compete in the Shell Eco-Marathon (SEM). The competition sees university teams from across Europe compete to travel the furthest distance on the equivalent of one Litre of fuel, judged by comparing efficiency across 11 laps of a 1.4km track. More information on the competition is poste ...