Students from KTÜ to participate in TÜBİTAK’s electric vehicle races with “Will”

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Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) students produced a two-person electric vehicle that can reach 65 kilometers per hour for the Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races, which will be organized by TÜBİTAK as part of the TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space and Technology Festival.

Karadeniz Technical University (KTU) students, TEKNOFEST Aviation, Space For the Efficiency Challenge Electric Vehicle Races, which will be organized by TÜBİTAK as part of the Technology Festival, it produced an electric vehicle for two people, which can reach 65 kilometers per hour, using completely domestic materials.

KTU Energy Technologies Society (SETT) students have completed the production of electric vehicles on which they have been working for about 1.5 years.

Students, who started the test drives of a two-person vehicle called “Will” and produced using completely local materials, this year İstanbul Park Formula 1 will compete on behalf of the Yomra Youth Center in the races to be held on the racetrack.

SETT Team Captain, Mechanical Engineering Department student Barış Koçal told AA correspondent that all the designs on the vehicle, which they prepared by a team of 20 students consisting of electrical-electronics, materials and metallurgy and mechanical engineering departments, belong to them.

Stating that everything of the vehicle from the project stage to its production, Koçal continued as follows:

“The process from project to production took about 1.5 years. We came to this stage with the support of our sponsors because the vehicle is very costly. All the materials we use are special. Since our race is a race on the basis of efficiency, its lightness is very important. That’s why we use special materials. The approximate cost of the vehicle is currently 200. It is about a thousand lira. This includes all of the domestic engine from the shell system, the rims, the tires. We made our engine as a 100 percent domestic electric engine. These are very expensive engines that were previously brought from abroad. After completing the test drives, we will take them to Istanbul and continue the test stages there. “

Expressing that they have been working on electric vehicle production for 5 years and that they have produced 4 vehicles so far, Koçal emphasized that they participate in 3 competitions in Turkey and abroad each year and have gained great experience.

Noting that they attach great importance to the TOGG project, the first domestic and electric car of Turkey, Koçal said, “We want to be able to support those places, to be qualified engineers trained there. We are doing our best for this. We all want to work in this area where our country has just made a breakthrough. We are carrying out these studies as a starting point for the required qualified engineers. ” he spoke.

Source: Anadolu Agency / Gazi Nogay

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