Based in Vellore Institute of Technology, Chennai Campus, Formula Electric is a team which has two ideologies “Innovation and Design”. It comprises of a group of undergraduate students studying at VIT University who aim to design, conceptualize, fabricate, test and race a single seater, open-wheel F-1 style electric race car. Forged in the fiery underground garage of VIT Chennai, VITCFE brings its unique brand of excellence and delight to the automobile. Thanks to our engineers and racers who dare to push themselves and our cars to the limit, the marque continues to be by word for power and comfort. The team was initially built on its relationship with extraordinary machines and creators. The year 2016 has produced new level of competition of its own between class apart engineers, each of them bringing their unique and extraordinary talents to the table. VITCFE is passionate about making sure that the system, its interfaces and the performance of the car are high quality, friendly, emotive, aesthetically pleasing, clear, on-brand and usable—with a touch of mellow smoothness.
Torque - 552 Nm
Top speed - 108 kmph
Battery (Li-ion) - 8.72 kW-h
Weight - 308 kg
Wheel diameter - 22 inch
Motor power (peak) - 40 kw
Final drive ratio - 3.5
Torque - 504 Nm
Top speed - 133 kmph
Battery (Li-ion) - 5.3 kW-h
Weight - 267 kg
Wheel diameter - 18 inch
Motor power (peak) - 80 kw
Final drive ratio - 4.8
In 2015 we participated in Formula Green and we stood ‘First’ in our first attempt. Formula green was the first ever national competition we participated. The challenge was new and the competition stiff from the growing stature of teams from Indian universities. We were very excited to meet the teams and share what we had learnt aboard to help everyone grow.
Formula Green recognizes VITCFE as the Ambassador Team participating in the 2016 Formula Green Championship.
Formula Green is a student engineering design competition, run by the ISNEE, in which students take on the role of a small production team. It is India's first electric formula vehicle design challenge. Throughout a single year teams are challenged to conceive, design, finance, manufacture and finally race a prototype electric formula style racing car that adheres to the strict outlined regulations.
|Design and CAE||1st|
|Disassembly - Assembly||1st|
|Business Logic Case||2nd|
VITCFE is participating for the 2016 SAE - Austrailasia design Competition. The team is already hard at work for the 2015-16 season and the current designs have been finalised with performance, reliability and aesthetics as the pillars of our design. Significant changes have been introduced and electrical systems have been overhauled to ensure a robust design this year, capable of completing all events with ease. A three-tier team structure is present in the team to ensure good project management, knowledge transfer and an amazing design to make this year’s car a resounding success.
The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) organises a university level competition, known as Formula SAE. It is the largest engineering competition in the world with over 500 teams, and events on every continent. The objective is to design, build and enter an open wheel race car in the competition, where it will compete against other universities in various events. The competition is more than just an engineering project. The management, marketing and communications aspects to the competition ensures that you do not have to be an experienced engineering student, or even interested in cars to gain value out of being involved!
The Austrailian division of the competition has been holding cometitons since 2000 and has had 100+ teams participating for the past two years from all around the continents of Australia as well as Asia.
|CTO Mechanical||Ritesh Goyal|
|Head - Manufacturing||RD Hemanth|
|CTO Electrical and Accumulator||Atharva Deshpande|
|CTO Web and DAQ||Parth Desai|
|Head Marketing||Alok Johnson|
|Head - Motor and Controller||Pranav Nair|
|Head - BMS and Charger||Prince Gupta|
|Head - Safety Circuits||Ram Sai|
|Head - Brakes||Kamal Raju|
|Head - Steering||Tushar Bohra|
|Head - Ergonomics||Gaurav Rawat|
|Head - Material and Composite||Shubham Shivhare|
|Head - Chassis and Aerodynamics||Saif Faizi|
|Head - Cooling System||Dwijesh Reddy|
|Head - Wheels||Jit Mendpara|
|Head - Dynamics Analysis||Rahul Rathnam|
|Head - FEA||Ankit Kumar|
|Dynamic Analysis||Tejo Pawan|
|Material and Composite||Chandra sekhar|