At the Formula Student, 1,200 students from all over the world competed in 42 teams and seven categories on at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg/Austria with their home-manufactured racing cars. The race for the most sustainable vehicle concept was won by the team e-gnition of the University of Technology Hamburg (TUHH). It was named winner of the Clean Mobility Award in the category “Eco Design”. The award granted by the Styrian automotive cluster ACstyria in co-operation with Magna Steyr is endowed with 1,000 euro.
Honours for most sustainable vehicle concept
Formula Student is much more than a competition of students enthusiastic about racing, because it allows young engineers to gain important practical experience for future careers while still studying. This concept also convinced companies such as Magna Steyr. The Styrian business unit of the automotive supplier thus took over the patronage of the “Eco Design” category of Clean Mobility Awards. Launched by the Styrian automotive cluster ACstyria, the award has been granted for the third time to the most sustainable vehicle concept developed by universities and colleges.
Lightweight and fast: Hamburg’s electric racing car
“Eng14” is the third vehicle of the racer’s forge at TUHH Hamburg. Running at up to 130 km/h, the electric car accelerates from 0 to 100 in 3.1 seconds. Constructed in collaboration with partners from industry and research, the team behind the racing car includes 56 students from all disciplines and semesters. TUHH’s e-gnition team convinced the five-member jury in the category “Eco Design” both by the innovative use of materials from wood, flax, aluminum, and magnesium and their most sustainable overall concept. “We are very happy that our new concept allowed to further reduce weight, which, in the end, accounted for our victory”, said Etienne Müller, team leader of e-gnition.
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