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Successful Year for e-Tech Racing Barcelona

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The e-Tech Racing team, which is sponsored by Rutronik Elektronische

Bauelemente GmbH and consists of almost 50 students from Catalonia Politechnical University, looked

back on a successful 2017 during a sponsoring event held on September 14: The team competed in numerous

races with the electric racing car it unveiled in June and finished on the podium at the „Cost and

Manufacturing event“ in the Czech Republic.

At the sponsoring event in Barcelona, the students presented an overview of their goals and the milestones achieved this year. The team invested roughly 19,000 hours this year in developing, building, and testing a single seater electric racing car. The result was unveiled to the general public in the summer.

After completing the development stage, the e-Tech Racing Team took part in various races to check that the car was up to the test. At a race in the Czech Republic, the team won a place on the podium. In August, e-Tech Racing Barcelona competed in Formula Student Spain. This allowed e-Tech Racing to gain valuable experience in terms of the racing car’s resistance to high temperatures. Due to that, the vehicle will be overhauled to reduce its overall weight for the 2018 season. This work will also involve carrying out further studies and tests.

“As an innovative and modern company, Rutronik is committed to supporting students with innovative ideas,” explains Thomas Rudel, CEO Rutronik. “In Germany, we already work with Formula Student teams in Karlsruhe and Pforzheim and now look forward to assisting the team in Barcelona with our know-how and required electronic components.”

As a result, Europe’s third largest distributor is not only promoting e-Tech Racing, but also helping Catalonia Politechnical University train the engineers of the future. The German company provides teaching and training materials, e.g. components, demoboards and toolkits, for selected courses.