TE Connectivity (TE), a world leader in connectivity, announced today that its high-performance connectivity solutions will power the EVo 4.0 electric car, recently unveiled by the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay Racing team. The car will compete with more than 100 colleges and universities from around the world at Formula Student 2015 in Silverstone Circuit, United Kingdom, July 9 -12.
The EVo 4.0 can accelerate from 0 to 100 kmph in 3.5 seconds, and reach a top speed of 111 kmph. The electric car will include a number of TE products and technologies to improve safety, efficiency and performance, including:
- AMP+ HVP 800 headers – touch-proof, two-position high-current headers designed to safely transport high currents and voltages through hybrid and electric vehicles
- AMP+ manual service disconnect – a tool-free solution for disconnecting the internal high-voltage (HV) battery pack and protecting battery pack HV cables from short circuiting. The product protects service technicians and emergency response teams when working with or near the HV battery and components
- High-current relays – safely deliver electricity to the vehicle to charge the battery
- High-voltage contactors – provide safe disconnection and connection of the traction battery in hybrid, electric and fuel cell vehicles, as well as charging systems
“We believe in championing the next generation of engineers and have partnered with several institutions globally to encourage and excite students about science and innovation,” said Vishwanath S, director, Transportation, TE in India. “We are confident that the IIT Bombay racing team will make India proud, and we wish the team the best of luck for the race.”
“We are thankful for TE’s support with high-performance technologies including connectors and cable assemblies to help us make the EVo 4.0 an extremely reliable and smart machine ready for Formula Student 2015,” said Dharmendra Maurya, chief electrical head, IIT Bombay Racing.
TE delivers electric mobility solutions that can be counted on through temperature fluctuations, constant vibration and years of wear and tear. From battery technology that reduces size and costs to safe, high-quality components for charging stations, TE helps make electric mobility a reality.
ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity (NYSE: TEL) is a $14 billion global technology leader. Our connectivity and sensor solutions are essential in today’s increasingly connected world. We collaborate with engineers to transform their concepts into creations – redefining what’s possible using intelligent, efficient and high-performing TE products and solutions proven in harsh environments. Our 80,000 people, including 7,500 design engineers, partner with customers in over 150 countries across a wide range of industries. We believe EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS – www.TE.com.
For more information on:
IIT Bombay Racing: https://www.iitbracing.org/#
Formula Student: https://events.imeche.org/formula-student/
IIT Bombay Electric Car EVo 4.0
IIT Bombay Racing