2015-03-24 – RollOut of eLi15

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What a great evening!
eLi15 elegantly hovered through the hall of the machanical engineering department for it’s rollout.

We were able to present a reliable and running eLi15 and could impress our sponsors, friends and family! We are so thankful for everyone who attended our event.

Another hightlight was the short fim “Eco Flimmern” made by Steffi Seyferth and Christian Lemke (Schluder Film), which we will publish on this page soon.

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It was great to see so many people interested in our team and supporting us so well.

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With eLi15 being official, there is still a lot of work to do until the vehicle is ready for competition. Many screws may be adjusted until it is in a perfectly efficient state. For the team, this means testing, testing and even more testing.

The first competition the Educ Eco in Toulouse will be the first time to challenge with other teams and it is coming closer day by day.

Find more pictures of the rollout under this link.

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2015-03-20: Motivation and Teambuilding

4 days before eLi15’s Roll-Out fearless Ecos went karting and wanted to know who is the best.

Beside, it helped us motivate ourselves for the last hours until the Roll-Out Event.

Congratulations to our chassis team leader Helge who emerged as the winner of the 40 laps race.

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2015-03-06: Announcement of the RollOut of eLi15

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Just a few more weeks until our new vehicle eLi15 is ready to be presented to the public!

As every year, we prepare an event to celebrate the RollOut of our new vehicle. After this event, we have a few weeks to optimize and test eLi15 until we can finally take part in the competitions!

The event will take place on March 24 2015, 18:00 in the Building of Mechanical Engineering of TU Munich in Garching.

We are looking forward to welcome many of our sponsors at the Roll-Out event!

2015-02-16 – eLi15’s successful inital rolling tests

The proof of pudding is in the eating – that was the right reason to start testing our eLi15 for the season 2015 last week after our weekly teammeeting. What has been just been a CAD model a few weeks ago, is now able to stand on it’s own wheels and is due to be optimized during the coming weeks.

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Our validation plan requires weekly testing and impoving the car to ensure that the car and the new driver, Julia, who will steer the car for the first time this year, are ready for the competitions.

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To sum up the first test in one single word: successful! The new steering concept has shown up to be more efficient/ direct than the seasons before. Also the new monocoque has shown a reduction in mass.

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We are just a few points on the checklist away from presenting our car at the Roll-Out Event on March 26 2015 in front our supporters.

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We hope to successfully continue the testing sessions every week which will lead to the official presentation of eLi15 at the Roll-Out event to celebrate and kick-start the 2015 season of competitions.

2015-01-29 – Internal Presentation of eLi15

As we wanted to show all members of TUfast e.V. what we achieved in the past months, we invited everyone for a pre-presentation of eLi15.

After a short speech of our teamleader Lisa, every member of the TUfast Eco Team was given the honor to present his/her own part.

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To say ‘thank you’ for the good cooperation between the teams, we ensured that nobody had to go home hungry or thirsty. In a cozy atmosphere a lot of information between teammembers was exchanged.

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A good sign for a good party and a great climate between the teams!

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2014-12-09 – Christmas celebration

As every year, also this year TUfast e.V. invited its members as well as all its sponsors to a christmas celebration in the workshop.
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During many conversations regarding the different vehicles, everyone enjoyed the good and diverse food. In some obligatory presentations, the past season was summarized briefly for all visitors. In particular, the Eco Team told of its many setbacks, most of no fault of its own, which were characteristic for the past year. However, the speakers gave an optimistic perspective for the upcoming season – each vehicle aiming at new records. The “presentations” were eased by some Christmas interludes as well as by many, often unintended, jokes.
With some dessert, glogg and patties the evening went on relaxed.

We wish all friends of TUfast e.V. a Merry Christmas!

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