Third! ARUS' most innovative electric mobility technology has led to success in the Formula Student competition

Formula Student is one of the world's most important motor racing competitions, and its success is built on a foundation of innovation, university research and mobility. The ARUS Racing Team from the University of Seville has had a great summer, proving that they are at the top of the European racing scene with their electric single-seater.

By José Luis Fernández-Figueroa, Organising Director of ARUS Andalucía Racing Team 

The ARUS Andalucía Racing Team celebrates its third place in Formula Student, considered to be the launch pad for Formula 1.
The ARUS Andalucía Racing Team celebrates its third place in Formula Student, considered to be the launch pad for Formula 1.

The Andalucía Racing Team, from the University of Seville, has been competing in Fórmula Student since 2012 and is made up of 90 students. This is the most prestigious university-level motorsport competition, pitting more than 600 teams around the world against each other in the quest for excellence in engineering, and is considered the launch pad for Formula One. The photo is from this summer and shows our recent success in this competition. We're thrilled to have come in third place in the electric single-seater competition – especially as it's our first time on the podium in an official competition.

Formula Student is a very demanding competition for the teams: every year they are expected to present the latest technology in their vehicles. In 2016, and with 3 combustion cars built so far, the ARUS team made the leap to electric cars. Over the next two years, 2016 and 2017, the team at ARUS designed and built the first electric single-seater car. Thanks to Endesa's sponsorship, they were able to bring their vision to life and produce a working prototype in 2018.

Electromobility is increasingly present in our lives. As engineering students finish up their university studies, they can take their newly acquired knowledge to the companies they work for and help promote electric energy as the main source of energy on our planet. They can also encourage sustainable mobility.

The ARUS Team competed on the Riccardo Paletti racetrack in Italy with their latest electric single-seater.
The ARUS Team competed on the Riccardo Paletti racetrack in Italy with their latest electric single-seater.
The ARUS Racing Team consists of 90 engineering students from the University of Seville.
The ARUS Racing Team consists of 90 engineering students from the University of Seville.
In Formula Student, it is not only the speed that counts. The classification is based on the sum of the results of the different tests, which are divided into static and dynamic.
In Formula Student, it is not only the speed that counts. The classification is based on the sum of the results of the different tests, which are divided into static and dynamic.
After the success in Italy, the ARUS team also took part in other Formula Student competitions, such as in Germany in August, the most prestigious competition in the world.
After the success in Italy, the ARUS team also took part in other Formula Student competitions, such as in Germany in August, the most prestigious competition in the world.

A historic milestone is the culmination of many successful factors, including a good business plan, efficiency, perseverance, speed, and skillset.

The ARUS team's electric car competed in the  Formula Student Italy competition on July 13 at the Riccardo Paletti circuit near Varano in Parma, Italy. Our stay in Italy ended in the best possible way: we placed third overall behind Tallinn University (Estonia) and Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg (Germany). The whole team reached an important milestone: for the first time in our 10 years of history, we have been in the top three of a competition.

This was possible because we managed to be in the top three in four of the eight tests in the competition, which are divided into static and dynamic tests. In the static tests, we took first place in the Business Plan Presentation, where we had to present a business proposal that revolved around the single-seater and prove its economic viability beyond the race track. In this case, we presented "Drive to vibe", an automotive competition where each participating team is linked to a world-class singer who only makes an appearance if their team is the winner. The judges of the competition in Italy, who had potential future investors in mind, were very positive about our project. It was the best for its business plan, marketing strategy, financial viability and profitability.

Our car ranked highly on several dynamic tests at the competition. We came second for Efficiency, which measures the single-seater's energy efficiency, and third for Endurance. The endurance test is considered the toughest, with a 22-kilometre race that pushes all the car's components to their limits. Autocross is a speed test consisting of a one-lap circuit designed by the competition, with slaloms and impossible turns that must be completed as quickly as possible - our car performed well on all these measures, coming third.

The ARUS electric single-seater is supported by Endesa as the team's main sponsor.
The ARUS electric single-seater is supported by Endesa as the team's main sponsor.

The most advanced technology, developed and manufactured by university students.

Our success in Italy is proof that we have the most advanced knowledge of electric mobility in Europe. Young people work day and night to research and develop sustainable and efficient automotive components. The high-voltage battery used in our single-seater, for example, was developed and manufactured entirely by us, while other universities buy units which are already manufactured.

The goal of this university project is to improve the performance of our single-seaters. At the end of the day, the most important thing is that every year 90 students from the University of Seville have the opportunity to acquire the knowledge about electromobility that we have been developing with this project since 2016. And Spanish companies will later use this knowledge.

The young people behind this project have put in a lot of hard work and made many sacrifices, but their ambition and determination have shown that Spanish technology is just as good as the much-lauded German variety. They have managed to put the Spanish and Andalusian brands on the European podium, in bronze.

Related content

advise icon go to the advise Facebook icon go to Facebook Twitter icon go to Twitter Youtube icon go to Youtube Messenger icon go to Messenger Linkedin icon go to Linkedin Instagram icon go to Instagram Shared Link icon Go to the shared link Checkmark Success icon Checkmark Success down arrow icon down arrow Previous Go to previous Next Go to the next close icon close add icon add up arrow icon up arrow oblique arrow icon look obliquely Arrow down icon Arrow down search engine icon search search engine icon search share icon share filter icon filter email icon send mail email icon email phone icon phone fax icon fac print icon print play icon play user icon go to the user section error icon an error has occurred info icon information thumb up icon like thumb up icon like thumb down icon don't like thumb down icon don't like clock icon Clock Lamp icon Lamp List icon List Map icon Go to the map Phone icon Phone Emergency icon Emergency Pause icon Pause Play icon Play Logout icon Sign off Phone icon Phone
go back icon go back in navigation number 50 icon go to product Tempo Happy 50 Horas calendar icon go to product Tempo Happy Día companies icon go to the business segment gas icon go to gas product catalog rising sun icon go to Tempo Verde-Renewable Energy product home icon go to the household segment 24 hours icon go to One Luz product electricity icon go to Luz's product catalog electricity and gas icon go to the Luz + Gas product catalog moon icon go to product One night light monkey wrench icon go to breakdowns and repairs sun icon go to Tempo Solar product clock icon go to Tempo Happy products 2 hour clock icon go to Tempo Happy 2 Hours product 24 hours icon go to product One Luz number 50 icon go to product Tempo Happy 50 Hours Medium Voltage power line See product catalog with electricity consumption from € 36,000 to € 360,000 / year High Voltage power line See catalog of products with electricity consumption more than € 360,000 / year company icon go to the business segment calendar icon go to product Tempo Happy Day Property management firms icon go to the Property management firms DarkSite icon DarkSite icon light bulb icon See product catalog with electricity consumption less than € 6,000 / year electricity and gas icon go to the Electricity+ Gas Products catalog electricity icon go to the electrical products catalog email icon email contact fax icon fax contact Low Pressure gas icon see catalog of gas products with consumption of less than € 6,000 / year High Pressure gas icon see catalog of gas products with consumption from € 6,000 to € 240,000 / year Medium Pressure gas icon see catalog of gas products with consumption of more than € 240,000 / year gas icon go to gas product catalog Enel icon go to the enel website heater icon heater maintenance service heater maintenance icon go to maintenance service OKGas Heater home icon go to the household segment pressure cooker icon pressure cooker monkey wrench icon go to breakdowns and repairs Medium Voltage power line icon see catalog of electricity products with consumption from € 6,000 to € 36,000 / year moon icon go to product One Night Light sphere icon go to personal website phone icon telephone contact rising sun icon go to Tempo Verde-Renewable Energy product solar panel icon go to photovoltaic solar energy clock icon go to Tempo Happy products black handyman icon with thumb down selected the reaction "I don't like it" little hand icon with thumb down select the reaction "I don't like it" black hand icon with thumb up selected the "like" reaction little hand icon with thumb up select the "like" reaction
Añadir otro equipo eléctrico Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Eliminar equipo eléctrico Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Aspiradora Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Horno Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Lavadora Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Lavavajillas Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Microondas Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Plancha Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Punto de recarga vehículo eléctrico Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Radiador eléctrico Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Secadora Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Split Aire Acondicionado Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Termo Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Tostador Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Vitrocerámica Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Power edit Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit. Map marker Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipisicing elit.