The University of Malta Racing team has been primarily focused on the design, simulation and eventual building and creation of an internal combustion engine vehicle, that abides with the Formula Student regulations and technical requirements. This year however, we have deemed interest towards the creation of an electric vehicle, that would hence allow us to participate in the Formula Student Electric competitions. To accomplish such a task is by no means easy, and hence, a Research and Development team has been created, to sustain the need for understanding what really goes into the making of such an electric vehicle.
UoMR-e is currently focused on addressing the issue of what vehicle components, such as battery power-units and electric motors, accompanied by other necessary equipment, are required to design and hence develop an FSAE regulated electric vehicle. This mainly entails researching what other FSAE teams are currently using to develop their cars, understanding what the technical requirements are, but also, abiding to the more stringent set of regulations imposed upon by the hosting organisation.