Mahindra Racing Announces Technology Partnership With Umicore And Voxdale

Posted on Mon ,13 Nov 2017 1:41 pm
CG Staff
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Mahindra Racing Announces Technology Partnership With Umicore And Voxdale

Umicore will develop the 12V battery while Voxdale will help with FEA and CFD simulation.

 

Mahindra Racing has announced technology-based partnership with Umicore and Voxdale for their FIA Formula E Championship cars. Umicore is a materials technology and recycling group while Voxdale is a Belgium based design, engineering and research agency.

 

Umicore will undertake a technology development programme to enhance the performance of the 12V battery which runs all mission critical systems on the Formula E cars. The results of the work will first be seen in the season 5 car, where drivers will no longer need to make a mandatory car swap during the race.

 

Voxdale will be Mahindra Racing’s official design and technology partner and they will work together in the areas of Finite Element Analysis (FEA), Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) and simulation techniques to further tune the performance of the electric race cars.

 

Mahindra Racing has also appointed Belgian racing driver Sam Dejonghe as a simulator and development driver of the team. He will work closely with the team’s engineers to test new settings on a race simulator and the test car.

 

Dilbagh Gill, CEO and Team Principal Mahindra Racing: “We are thrilled at the culmination of this innovative partnership. Mahindra Racing are the first (and only) Formula E team to have achieved accreditation in the FIA Institute’s Sustainability Programme. We are entirely committed to minimising environmental impact through a strong environmental policy. Our partnership with Umicore and Voxdale further validates our commitment to the eco-revolution by thus completing the cycle of creation, efficient and optimal use, and recycling of materials used in the field of electrical energy. Sustainability as an outcome of whatever we undertake is non-optional, everything ahead of that is progress toward the next benchmark.”

 

Kurt Vandeputte, Senior Vice-President Umicore Rechargeable Battery Materials, is enthusiastic: “We are proud to be Official Technology Partner of Mahindra Racing in the FIA Formula E Championship. Our partnership underlines our strong common belief in clean and electric mobility and offers us a platform to test and understand our active battery materials in the most challenging circumstances.”

 

Koen Beyers, CEO Voxdale: “Looking at former projects in Nascar and INDYCAR, we are convinced that Voxdale's expertise in design, engineering and simulation will be a great asset for Mahindra Racing. We are very excited to enter the future of mobility and we are committed to delivering performance enhancement.”

 

Sam Dejonghe: “I cannot wait to work in such a professional environment and contribute to improve race car performance. Due to the specific city racing of Formula E it’s absolutely critical to prepare and simulate the races well.”



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