In Formula Student Russia 2021, the NUST Racing Car Team finished second.
September 22, 2021 / By Zunair Tahir / News
The Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) squad has made an impression in Formula Student Russia 2021, following its recent triumph in Formula Student UK 2021. Despite fighting against many other teams from across the world, the team came in second place in the tournament.
Despite competing against many other teams from all around the world, the team finished second in the competition.
A team of National University of Science and Technology (NUST) students won all of the individual competitions, including Engineering Design, Business Plan Presentation, Cost, and EV Category.
The formula electric vehicle was designed and built by NUST students. The vehicle design was inspired by the open-wheeled, open cockpit, single-seater Formula racing car.
Students from NUST developed and assembled the formula electric vehicle. The open-wheeled, open cockpit, single-seater Formula racing automobile has impacted the vehicle design. The Electric Vehicle (EV) has a 5 kWh battery with a range of 22 kilometers. It has a peak speed of 120 kph and can accelerate from a standstill to 100 kph in only 4.5 seconds.
Two months ago, the FERN team came in third place in the Engineering Design category of the Formula Student United Kingdom 2021 (FSUK21) competition. FERN finished 18th out of 65 teams from across the world in the FSUK21, and was the only team from Pakistan to have a prototype car powered by an all-electric motor.
The current podium finish is another another major accomplishment for the FERN team in such a renowned competition, and it is a feather in the cap not just for the students and institutes competing, but also for the entire country. The competition was conducted online, with the judges watching footage from the car.