Day 4: Post Endurance Team Photo
Day 4: We started off the morning on the practice track to test the energy management system. We decided to run a constant power in order to avoid potential problems with the code screwing up the power available adjustment.
Afterwards, we did a complete mechanical inspection of the car, where we found everything in order. We got to the charging tent at 12:30 and the battery pack was full by 3:00. We journeyed to the track, where our first driver was ready to get in and start endurance. However, when we tried to begin the event, we found some issues with our controllers; the voltage limit was below our battery pack value. After changing the limit we got out on track and completed endurance with no problems. They checked our efficiency before we headed back to the paddock to back the trailer.
Interesting fact: All of the electric teams that started endurance also finished it, compared to a less than 50% completion rate for the combustion cars.
Later that evening, the public design review included our electric car, 1st in design, along with the top 3 designed combustion cars. Our captain, Paul, and our E-powertrain lead, Sam, spoke to the crowd about the design of our vehicle.
The night ended with the award ceremony, where we picked up trophies for design, autocross, and overall.
Here our a highlight of our results:
We are very proud of our performance with our first ever electric car. Thanks to all of our friends, family, fans, and sponsors who have supported us up to this point.