The Students Racing Team of Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (IIT Bombay) is gearing up for Formula Student 2018 competition, world’s largest student motorsport competition, to be held at Silverstone Circuit, the UK in July 2018. The electric race car “EVoX” was officially unveiled on May 26, 2018, by Prof. Devang Khakhar, Director of IIT Bombay. The unveiling was followed by the roll-out of the car on a predefined road in the campus.
Congratulating the student team in their endeavour, Prof. Khakhar said, “IIT Bombay racing experience provides an excellent platform for students to implement the concepts learnt in the classroom. It gives a valuable hands-on experience which helps them to become better engineers and succeed in their chosen careers”.
The single-seater electric race car named 'EVoX' is the sixth generation electric race car, powered with a pair of 40KQ motors, featuring self-developed Battery Management System, Titanium Uprights, Aerodynamic Wings and Powertrain designed to take you from 0 – 100 kmph in just 2.88 seconds.The students aspire to develop electric sports car technology in India like that of Tesla in the USA and work for the government's target to make India an 'e-vehicle nation' by 2030 by revolutionising electric mobility technology in India.
IIT Bombay Racing is India's premier Formula Student Electric team with a vision to "Revolutionize Electric Mobility in India focusing on sustainable technologies and innovations". They participate in the prestigious international competition Formula Student at Silverstone circuit, UK and have been winning the Formula Student Award by IMechE for being the best non-UK team for the past 3 years. The competition – run by the Institution of Mechanical Engineers - is the world’s largest student motorsport event and challenges student engineers to design, build and race a single seat racing car in one year. The Formula Student is Europe’s biggest educational motorsport event.