QEV-3 & QEV-3D

Read more about our 2020-2021 Electric Competition car, QEV-3 and our 2022-2023 Autonomous Competition car QEV-3D

2020 was the start of a new era for the team; our electrical team developed significantly, being joined by highly motivated individuals including our new electrical supervisor, Dr. Mark Broadmeadow. This much-needed support allowed our team to push to reach the incredible milestone of getting our third iteration of electric vehicle driving; successfully completing its first carpark test and track day with flying colours. We officially gained the title of the first Australian Formula SAE team to complete a four-wheel-drive electric vehicle. Lando was also QUT Motorsport’s first car to have a carbon fibre chassis with the help of a new partner, LSM Advanced Composites. This allowed us to save half the weight of our 2019 car, QEV-2, saving a total of 25 kg! Another exciting partnership with BMW Bodyshop allowed us to bring our ambitious livery concept to life in dedication to our Vehicle Dynamics Lead, Tom Hardyman. Due to COVID-19, the official Formula SAE competition dynamic events were cancelled, however, a local competition was held with Griffith and UQ Racing teams. Unfortunately due to electrical issues, we were not able to compete dynamically however we did pass scrutineering which was a major highlight and goal; it was the first time that a QUT Motorsport electric car has passed scrutineering at competition. We managed to do the same at the Official Formula SAE Online Competition and placed 2nd in the Design Event, 2nd in the Cost Event and 5th in the Business Presentation Event. Our team scored the highest amount of points in the competition in a field of 14 teams!

Motors

Wheel Base

Track Width

Weight

Drivetrain

Chassis

Suspension

Wheels

4x Plettenberg Nova 15/4S

1525mm

1200mm

230kg EV | 235Kg AV

In-Hub, Single Stage Reduction Planetary Gearbox

Folded Aluminium Mould, One-Piece CFRP Monocoque

Double A-Arm Wish Bones with Direct Acting Dampers

10″ Hoosier R20B

Overall

Design

Business Case

Cost

Skid Pad

Acceleration

Autocross

Endurance

1st

2nd

5th

2nd

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Overall

Design

Business Case

Cost

Skid Pad

Acceleration

Autocross

Endurance

2nd

2nd

2nd

2nd

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2nd

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