Hayden Paddon partners with UC Motorsport to develop a world-first electric rally car

22 August 2019

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon plans to take motorsport into the future developing a world-first electric rally car. Paddon publicly announced the electric rally car project yesterday, with the University of Canterbury as a technical partner.

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    University of Canterbury students in the 2018 UC Motorsport team designed and built two state-of-the-art race cars to enter in the highly competitive international Formula Student event this past summer – one electric race car (pictured left) and the other race car driven by a more conventional combustion engine.

New Zealand rally driver Hayden Paddon plans to take motorsport into the future developing a world-first electric rally car. Paddon publicly announced the electric rally car project yesterday, with the University of Canterbury as a technical partner.

Paddon said: “The cornerstones of the project are the technical partnerships we have been able to establish with Stohl Advanced Research and Development (STARD) in Austria and the University of Canterbury Engineering Facility, specifically their University of Canterbury Motorsport project team.”

University of Canterbury students in the 2018 UC Motorsport team designed and built two state-of-the-art race cars to enter in the highly competitive international Formula Student event this past summer – one electric race car and the other race car driven by a more conventional combustion engine - Unique UC Motorsport race cars impress at international Formula Student contest .

Congrats to the UC Motorsport team!

More on the announcement:

https://www.stuff.co.nz/sport/motorsport/115141109/hayden-paddon-unveils-worldfirst-electric-rally-car-plans

https://www.facebook.com/paddonrallysport/

UC Communications team, media@canterbury.ac.nz  Phone: 03 369 3631 or 027 503 0168

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