IIT Madras launches electric racing car; mulls driverless vehicle by 2025

The racing car will be featured at student-led formula championships like Formula Bharat in India in January and Formula Student Germany next August

IIT Madras launches electric racing car; mulls driverless by 2025
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An electric car by Raftar costs about Rs 60 lakh, while a normal combustion vehicle comes for Rs 35 lakh.

Shine Jacob Chennai
Buoyed by the launch of its first electric formula racing car on Monday, the Indian Institute of Madras (IIT Madras) is aiming to roll out driverless race cars by 2025.

The new e-car will be featured in upcoming global student-led formula championships like Formula Bharat in India in January (at the Kari Motor Speedway in Coimbatore) and Formula Student Germany in August 2023. This is for the first time that IIT Madras’s Raftar Formula Racing team, which has 45 students as members, is coming out with an electric variant. The institute launches one car every year to be a part of

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First Published: Nov 28 2022 | 5:02 PM IST

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