OVERVIEW

At the start of the LFEV project, each team used a separate website. Lafayette’s website maintenance policy began deleting these previous years’ websites. In hopes to preserve the history and the work done by previous teams, an archive was created on this website.

LFEV 2020 – 2021
Lafayette College Motorsports 2020-2021 is continuing to work on completing the SPARKY car handed down from the 2019-2020 team. Due to COVID-19, the FSAE competition has moved to completely remote. Despite this, the Class of 2020 team has the goal of making it to the SAE Formula Hybrid Vehicle Competition.  We will be heavily using the materials and work of the 2019 year to make this goal feasible.
LFEV 2019 – 2020
The 2019-2020 team continued the work on the new car. Their second semester was cut short due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Jon in a Car LFEV  2018 – 2019
The Class of 2019 team decided to create a 100% new car.

LFEV 2017 – 2018
The Class of 2018 was the first team to make it to the SAE Formula Hybrid Vehicle Competition in the electrical division. We were one of six teams (24 teams in total at the competition) to pass a rigorous technical inspection and make it onto the track. We placed 4th and received the Fiat Chrysler Gracious Professionalism Award. This was also the first team to have an on-car SCADA.
LFEV 2016 -2017
The Class of 2017 team had the first full car integration and driveable car. This design utilized the first 4-pack accumulator system (5.5 kW-h).

LFEV 2015 – 2016
The Class of 2016 team had the first fully operational 7 cell pack (1386 W-h) and the first rules-compliant safety loop.
LFEV 2014 – 2015
The Class of 2015 was the first team to have fully Dyno integration and first motor. This was also the year of the first useful SCADA. The Department of Mechanical Engineering became involved with the project this year. They assisted with the mechanical design of the battery packs.
LFEV 2013 – 2014
The Class of 2014 had the first 7 cell pack (1386 W-h) design which included the first PackMan and CellMan boards.
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LFEV 2012 – 2013
Little is known about the 2013 team, as the archival process began after their website was deleted. The Class of 2013 team created the first full car design, had the first working safety loop, and first SCADA. Their pack design was a high-current 3-cell pack (594 W-h). 
LFEV 2011 – 2012
Little is known about the 2012 team, as the archival process began after their website was deleted. The Class of 2011 is credited for the first working BMS (132 W-h pack).

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