About Guest Blogger UCM Motorsport Team

The University of Canterbury Motorsport team (UCM) is the student team from the University of Canterbury in New Zealand which designs and manufactures a Formula-Style racing car as part of the F-SAE competition. They are the first team with an electric vehicle to win a dynamic event at the Australasian Formula SAE competition and are looking to improve on this next year.

UC Motorsports Wins the Dynamic Event with ANSYS CFD

Each year the University of Canterbury Motorsport (UCM) team in New Zealand pushes the boundaries of what can be achieved in racing; in 2016 they overcame their greatest challenge to date. After three years (2013-2015) of competing in the Australasian Formula SAE competition with an internal combustion engine vehicle , the team decided in 2016 to design and build New Zealand’s very first four-wheel drive (4WD) electric vehicle for the competition. The results were remarkable: UCM made history by becoming the first team with an electric vehicle to win a dynamic event at the Australasian Formula SAE competition.
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