VW Groundbreaking

Kiel, Cobi and Stefan brought Elektra, newly decorated with UBC and UBC Engineering logos, to the groundbreaking event for a new VW dealership. The event was a success and attracted a full cohorts of VWs and VW enthusiasts. Fun times!

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1500A testing

Check out this video of us running some high current tests today. We’ve now succeeded in maxing out our lead-acid battery pack and have load tested our new motor controller up to 1500A. Congratulations Dan on the awesome design. We’re looking forward to testing it on the track again and checking out how much we can better our time.




Motor controller 2.0 ready for road testing

Mc2.0 is up and running with manual series-parallel shifting.
We’re looking to some road testing this weekend.


Motor controller 2.0 bus bars nearly done

After nearly 700 machining operations the bus bars are almost finished for the new motor controller. Here’s a shot of the adhesive curing before we add the potting and temperature sensors.


New motor controller bus bars are nearly finished

New bus bars for the bug are nearly through the design phase. We will be manufacturing them next week.



Dan tests the clamping circuit

Dans new igbt driver boards are working as expected, clamping down the high voltage inductive kick that is generated from the bussbars.



Buss bars take shape


upgraded switch box

switch box In an effort to improve the safety and reliability of the vehicle we  are moving the high current contactors and fuses into the battery box. Thanks to Stephan for working out the packaging.

Measurement Computing Software Sponsorship

Thanks very much to Measurement computing for supporting us with copies of TracerDAQ Pro! This upgraded software will allow us to capture more data and modify the parameters of our data acquisition on the fly. For more information on their data acquisition products check them out at www.mccdaq.com.


First run video from Mission Raceway

Here’s the video we took of our first run at Mission Raceway in August. Accelleration was set very low to prevent damage to our new motor controller. We’re looking forward to getting some dyno testing in and getting back to the track soon.