Eindhoven students tap Vicor for electric racing

Eindhoven students tap Vicor for electric racing

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By Nick Flaherty

Students at University Racing Eindhoven (URE) have developed their lightest and fastest electric racing car using power modules from Vicor.

The team competed in its first race of the season at the iconic TT circuit in Assen, Netherlands in electric racing classes of the international Formula Student competition, finishing 5th.

Vicor provided high-performance power modules to URE helping them achieve their lightest vehicle ever for the 20th anniversary of the team. The modules efficiently step down the high voltage from the 400V-600V battery pack to seven low voltage circuits in the range of 27V to 38V.

The high power density modules enable a weight reduction of 15% and a more compact design with improved functionality including reduced cooling and lighter components compared to alternative discrete designs.

Following the race in Assen, the team will continue their competitive journey at renowned racing circuits: the Hungaroring in Hungary and Hockenheim in Germany. The team is currently fourth position out of 280 teams worldwide in the Formula Student competition.



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