- The Universitat de València, in its commitment to energy efficiency and sustainability and partner of Climate-KIC Spain, exhibits in these days an electric car of the denominated Formula E, Electric Formula 1.
For all those interested in the motor world and energetic efficiency, is a great opportunity for all Valencian in order to to approach to see the emotion of the competition of the Formula E, although thanks to the collaboration of ENEL, company ENDESA with the University of Valencia (ETSEUV and the IRTIC), also the members of the Universitat of Valencia we will be able to live through her part, tomorrow on Tuesday, the 3rd, on having been provided with the official ENEL car, provider of the energy infrastructure of the Formula E+, in our facilities of the ETSEUV.
For the first time, Formula E teams (electric Formula 1) carry out a collective test of pre-season in Spain, in the facilities of the Circuit Ricardo Tormo.
Formula E is an exclusive competition category for single-seater electric cars, organized by the International Automobile Federation (FIA). The idea emerged five years ago from the FIA, with a challenge to companies in the automotive sector around the globe: joining a race car race completely electric and therefore sustainable. Brands such as McLaren, Audi, Renault or Michelin, among others, participate in this competition, which seeks to promote sustainable mobility, promoting the popularity of this technology and acting as a laboratory for R & D and innovation for electric cars.
The main characteristic of Formula E cars is that they are made up of modules, which makes it easier for different teams to work on new technologies each season to apply to the vehicle separately, that is, without having to modify the complete structure of that.
Each car carries a 200 kg-weight battery (the same for all, provided by Williams), made up of lithium-ion cells that are recharged only by environment-friendly glycerin-powered generators. The power supplied by each battery is 28 kWh. According to the rules of the competition, consumption is limited: 200 kW in classification and 170 kW during a race. So far, two cars are needed to finish all the laps, but thanks to the numerous advances in this field, it is only a matter of time that this is not necessary.
From Monday 2nd to October 5th, Formula E carries out its official pre-season trainings before its fourth year in competition.
The 3,09 km of the exterior configuration of the Cheste circuit have been the chosen. Moreover, an additional chicane have been incorporated in the finishing straight.
Every day of tests are divided in two sessions. On morning: 9-12 h, on afternoon: 14-17h.
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