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MotoE 2017 Champions

22 Oct , 2017 Blogs

MotoE 2017 Champions

Nova Electric Racing: European champion 2017 in MotoE competition During the weekend of 7-8 October, the TU Delft student team achieved the first place of the European Motor Championship of the MotoE. The self-designed and built electric race motorcycle has been specially developed for the races of this unique competition. After the three race weekends, […]

Connecting the System

25 Jul , 2017 Blogs

Connecting the System

Connecting the system When finally all the subsystems of the electric bicycle were designed a new problem was knocking on our door. This problem is illustrated best with an example. Do you notice anything peculiar in the image below? No, nothing? I’ll tell you, all the subsystems are connected with lines. And although lines are […]

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Three Phases of Separation

25 May , 2017 Blogs

Three Phases of Separation

Three phases of separation When it comes to building an electric motorcycle, there are components you immediately know you’re going to need, but also a lot of systems of which you didn’t have the slightest idea why it would ever be needed on an electric racing bike. Obviously a pair of wheels might come in […]

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The CAN Opener

25 Apr , 2017 Blogs

The CAN Opener

The CAN opener Many data logging systems for vehicles can be found on the market, from basic systems that only store the on-board communication for later evaluation, to more complex systems with radio-transmission and custom analog/digital measurement options. These systems almost always use the CAN bus communication protocol, which is the industry standard for on-board […]

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The Stack

31 Mar , 2017 Blogs

The Stack

The stack Two months ago I wrote about the “stacks” in the battery pack. “Stack” has become often-used jargon within Nova Electric Racing for the building block of the battery pack. It contains a certain amount of battery cells connected in series, the BMS in order to monitor the health of the cells and structural support for the […]

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A Part-Timer’s Experience at Nova

28 Feb , 2017 Blogs

A Part-Timer’s Experience at Nova

A part timer’s experience at nova My eagerness to use and enhance my knowledge in power electronics has led me to join Nova last November as a part-timer in Power Train Department. I find power electronics to be a versatile technology to contribute to the fight of the energy crisis and climate change. One of […]

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