Formula Student event includes Lenze-powered racing car

With the British Grand Prix only just over and rapidly increasing interest in the Formula E championship, it is a great time for the Formula Student series to take place at Silverstone. The latest round of this series runs at the Silverstone circuit from 9-12 July 2015. Feature will be the "Grimsel", a record breaking electric racing car powered with MOBILE inverters from the Lenze Schmidhauser operation in Switzerland. This manufacturer of drive systems for mobile use is a sponsor and supplier to the motor sport competition for young engineers.

The Gimsel was developed in Zurich as a compact high-performance racing car. It is remarkable for its world record-breaking acceleration. The previous record of 0 to 100km/h in 2.134s was easily beaten at the end of 2014 with a time of only 1.785s. This represents reaching a speed of 62mph in a distance of only 30m!

The Grimsel electric racing car is the fifth electric vehicle developed and constructed by 30 students from ETH University in Zürich and the Luzern High School within 1 year. Jonas Schuster, Head of Sales and Marketing at Lenze Schmidhauser, comments: "For Lenze Schmidhauser it is already the second vehicle to use the MOBILE series inverter. These have been especially designed to power electric auxiliaries in commercial vehicles, but their compact construction also makes them suitable for use in the Formula Student racing car. We are of course delighted by the wins achieved by the young engineers."

To learn more about the MOBILE inverters used in the Formula Student series electric racing car please visit

Lenze Ltd

6 Abbey Court Road
Priory Business Park
MK44 3WH

+44 (0)1234 753200

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