With a very succesful event, our team celebrated the highlight of the season so far. This was an evening to thank our friends, families and sponsors for the support without which the project would not be possible.
After a strenous and sleepless week of preparations, we invited our guests to the great atmosphere of the MVG-Museum to spend an interesting evening with us.
After everybody got to know each other and enjoyed the buffet, our guests were officially welcomed. It was followed by a short introduction about the union, where our colleagues from the TUfast Racing Team also had a chance to introduce themselves. In the following, each department presented its challenges, goals and innovations.
Since the new track of the Shell Eco Marathon is more challenging than last year with some gradients, our team is working on the optimal driving strategy. This issue also kept our drive train team busy. Several concepts regarding the matter were presented. Goal of the running gear department was the improvement of last years steering mechanism and gaining advantage with lighter components and extensive testing. Our chassis also experienced considerable upgrades regarding aerodynamics and weight. After the presentations, all guests were taken on a 360° drive on last years track thanks to virtual reality. Finally, all sponsors were invited on stage and were given a small gift in memory of the cooperation.
At last, with standing ovation, eLi16 drove in the hall. Isn’t she a beauty?
After everybody had the chance to have a close look at our vehicle, the evening came to an end.
There are two things left for us to state. First, we want to thank all our supporters. Thanks to all our friends and families, helping us to live our dream. And of course a special thanks to the sponsors. Without your help, all of this would not have been possible. We hope to fulfill the trust you showed us.
And finally we have a message: We are ready for the upcoming competitions! Here we are! This is eli16! SEM 2016, here we come!