University Of Hull’s Racing Car ‘going Green’ With Electric Conversion

A racing car team run by students at the University of Hull is to convert its vehicle to run from electricity.

The Hull Electric Racing Team comprises of a group of engineering students at the University. The team has taken its car to some of the country’s most famous circuits, including competing at the ‘home of British motor racing’ – Silverstone.

The team have now set themselves the task of converting the racing car to become an electric-powered vehicle within two years.

The announcement comes at the same time as the University announces a £100,000 investment in two state-of-the-art formula simulators, providing students with the latest technology to hone their skills.

Jasmine Tolson, Team Principal at Hull Electric Racing Team, said: “Developing an electric vehicle will mean that students can progress their knowledge and understanding outside of a lecture room environment.

“An electric vehicle will benefit the students interested in a career in automation as the industry looks to convert to electric-powered vehicles.