Imagine being able to charge an electric race car in just a few minutes, comparable to filling up a petrol-powered car. This futuristic concept has become a reality, thanks to the innovative minds of a student team from Eindhoven University of Technology. Their new project, known as the “Revolution” car, is setting new records as the fastest charging electric race car for endurance racing in the world.
A team of over 30 students embarked on a mission to design and produce a new battery pack for their race car. What sets their battery pack apart is its astonishing charging time of just 3 minutes and 56 seconds. With a charging power of 322 kW and a range of approximately 250 kilometers, the InMotion team has made significant strides in reducing charging time for electric cars.
The ability to charge electric vehicles quickly is a crucial factor in making electric driving more convenient and accessible to consumers. Recognizing this, InMotion has taken up the challenge of creating a pitstop-worthy charging time. Their exceptional achievement in developing a race car with such rapid charging capabilities is a step towards making electric driving a more attractive and viable option for everyone.
The ultimate goal of the InMotion team is to demonstrate that it is possible to bring down the charging times of electric vehicles to a level comparable to refueling a petrol-powered car. By showcasing this technology, they aim to make electric driving more appealing to consumers and inspire the industry to embrace greener alternatives. The University of Eindhoven team firmly believes that if a group of highly motivated students can achieve such remarkable results, the industry has no choice but to follow suit.
The Road Ahead: The InMotion team has already implemented their revolutionary technology in an LMP3 race car, which belongs to a prototype class in the iconic 24 hours of Le Mans race. This race car will undergo thorough testing on circuits in the coming year. The team’s ultimate dream is to showcase their technology during the 24 hours of Le Mans race, where the battery pack will be tested under the most challenging endurance racing conditions.