UPC ecoRacing

UniversityEscola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa (UPC)
Homepagehttp://www.ecoracing.es
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Emailteamleader(at)ecoracing.es
Team Captain Jaume Prior (Captain)
Victor Dominguez (Deputy)
Carolina Planells (Deputy)
CityTerrassa
CountrySpain
Car Weight-

Team Description

UPC ecoRacing is a technological research association principally composed by engineering students from the ETSEIAT with the main objective of developing new eco-friendly technologies in the automotive field. One of the main activities in UPC ecoRacing is to create single-seaters in order to participate in Formula Student events.

In 2010, after two years of R&D, UPC ecoRacing introduced the first competition hybrid car designed and assembled in Spain: the ecoR2. With this revolutionary prototype, the team was chosen to participate in the Formula Student competition at Silverstone and achieved the eighth place in the alternative energies category. At the end of the first competition season, the project achieved a staggering second place in the Formula Student Electric & Hybrid Italy event in Turin. Furthermore, the ecoR2 single-seater was the car with the least energy consumption in the competition.

In 2011, the project maintained its high standards. Thanks to its collaborators and sponsors, the team introduced a new version of the ecoR2 with technical improvements and a new image. With this new car, the team achieved the sixth position in the Formula Student at Silverstone and obtained the second position in the Formula Student Spain. In this last event, the car even beat nine internal combustion cars.

In 2012 the target was to go deeper into the study of the car, to extend the technical expertise and to maximize the performance in order to face the ecoR2 with the 40 most competitive teams at the Formula Hybrid competition in the United States. This event involved a new challenge because what had been the main difference of UPC ecoRacing car, the fact of being hybrid, was now a rule. The team, helped by all its collaborators and sponsors, gave its best again and the hard work paid off: a third position in the general classification and the victory in the Static Events. With these results, three podiums in three different competitions, the team established itself as Spain’s most successful Formula Student project, being the only one which has reached podium positions and has completed all the events in which it has participated.

For 2013, the goal was to continue the project with the addition of 30 new engineering student selected from over 150 candidates. The team focused on knowledge transfer and establish the basis for design, build and compete with a completely new 100% electric car, the ecoRZ.

During 2014, the ecoRZ has been designed and developed. With this project, the team won the Formula SAE Italy with 323 of 325 possible points where industry judges evaluated very positively the design of the car. Thus UPC ecoRacing reaches a new milestone: being Spain’s first team to reach the highest position on the podium in a Formula Student competition!

Now begins a very exciting yet difficult stage for the team: to manufacture and compete with ecoRZ in several international competitions during the 2015 season. The whole team is ready to work to meet this objective, however we need the support of companies and institutions that make it possible.

The UPC ecoRacing ecoRZ project is possible thanks to the collaboration of entities as: SEAT, KOSTAL, Venair, Rücker Lypsa EDAG Group, ELECNOR, Nexus Projectes, Industrias Metadell, Holmio, Calsina Carre, SKF, Eurecat, Enchufing, Vector, Lemo, Sisma Laser, Recam Làser, ABB, Dtall, Metal-Làser, Lapp Group, HITACHI, Procircuits, Corvi, Chemipol, TP2MIL, RS, Altran, CFP, Addendum, Applus+ Idiada, Gurit, HP, Can Padró, Agaur, Ajuntament de Terrassa, Millor Battery, TACSA, J'hayber Works, Nadaltech, Altium, TE Connectivity, NG Brakes, Fablab Terrassa, Promax, Muelles Crom, CET Segle XX, Circutor, Loctite, LITEM.

FS past achievements for Escola Superior d'Enginyeries Industrial, Aeroespacial i Audiovisual de Terrassa (UPC)

date event C teams place cost bp ed acc sp autox endu fuel pen total wrl
2016.12
0.90
32
2.
12.
3.
1.
3.
6.
13.
9.
3.
0
832
7.
2016.08
0.97
29
7.
4.
22.
8.
8.
12.
14.
10.
2.
0
629
15.
2016.08
1.00
37
8.
3.
11.
23.
19.
17.
24.
6.
1.
0
454
21.
2016.07
0.98
106
11.
3.
23.
23.
24.
34.
36.
18.
1.
0
593
22.
2015.09
0.85
20
8.
2.
7.
6.
4.
11.
2.
10.
-
-50
429
39.
2015.08
0.97
30
14.
1.
9.
22.
14.
17.
14.
-
-
0
289
48.
2015.07
0.94
92
44.
8.
4.
44.
-
-
-
-
-
0
227
58.
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