NUST’s Formula Student Team (NFST), renowned for its achievements in the Formula Student Competition in the UK, is embarking on a new venture with electric car giant Tesla.
After a decade of building combustion engine cars, NFST is set to create a hybrid engine vehicle that promises to redefine innovation in motorsport.
Building a Hybrid Engine Vehicle
NFST’s journey in the Formula Student Competition has been marked by success, but they’re taking a different approach now. Instead of their usual combustion engine cars, they’re venturing into hybrid engines.
The team is constructing a hybrid vehicle with a rear-wheel-drive configuration powered by the Honda CBR 600 F4i motorcycle engine.
Tesla’s Contribution: The Battery Management System
One of the critical components of any electric or hybrid vehicle is the battery management system. It is pivotal in controlling the voltage and temperature of the batteries, ensuring optimal performance and safety.
Tesla provides NFST with a battery management system. This collaboration promises to streamline development and enhance the vehicle’s overall performance.
NFST’s Timeline and Aspirations
NFST has set ambitious goals for this project. They aim to complete the construction of the hybrid vehicle between March and April 2024, with the competition scheduled to commence in July of the same year.
This project showcases NFST’s dedication to innovation and positions them as pioneers in hybrid engine technology.
Proud Moments and Global Recognition
NFST’s collaboration with Tesla is a testament to their commitment to pushing the boundaries of innovation. As Pakistan’s longest-running and most prestigious university team, NFST has consistently achieved victories at Formula Student events, bringing pride to the nation.
They secured 1st position in the Lap Time Simulation event at Formula Student UK 2023 Concept Class, highlighting their dedication to excellence.
The collaboration between NFST and Tesla represents a significant milestone in motorsport and innovation. As NFST ventures into hybrid engine technology, their dedication to pushing boundaries and achieving excellence continues to shine. This partnership not only promises a remarkable hybrid vehicle but also reaffirms Pakistan’s position on the global stage of motorsport innovation.