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On March 27th, IIT Bombay Racing proudly unveiled their latest marvel: the Etherion, a cutting-edge Electric Formula-style car. This milestone marks the 13th electric vehicle crafted by the team since their transition to the EV category in 2011. Collaborating with the esteemed Godrej and Boyce Manufacturing Company, the team achieved a breakthrough with the creation of the first-ever Carbon Fiber Monocoque. This innovation not only sheds significant weight but also enhances driver safety while fortifying the chassis with increased strength and rigidity.

Etherion stands as a testament to indigenous ingenuity, as the team meticulously designed the car from the ground up. Utilizing a diverse range of materials including metals, composites, and 3D-printed plastics, they manufactured nearly all components in-house. Notably, the car boasts a bespoke battery management system tailored for its 400V, 8.7 kWh battery, providing ample power for a rigorous 22km Endurance event in the competition.

Pushing the boundaries of innovation, the team integrated state-of-the-art electrical systems, meticulously crafted and rigorously tested by team members themselves. As they gear up for the prestigious Formula Student Austria competition at the iconic Red Bull Ring in Spielberg from July 21st to 25th, the focus now shifts to exhaustive testing. This phase not only instills confidence but also serves as a platform for refining systems, with the aim of securing esteemed accolades and setting new benchmarks.

 The financial and technical support from our esteemed sponsors like NRB Bearings, Godrej, Matter, and PCB Power, have been instrumental in making it a success. Their constant support has enabled the team to push boundaries, innovate, and achieve remarkable milestones in electric vehicle technology. None of it could have possible without your belief in us!! We cannot thank you enough for joining us in this journey. 

 A heartfelt token of gratitude also extends to the pillars of support without whom this journey would not have been possible. Special thanks to the esteemed Dean (RnD), Prof. Sachin C Patwardhan; Associate Dean (RnD), Prof. Upendra Bhandarkar; our faculty advisor Prof. Sandeep Anand and the entire IRCC team. Your unwavering encouragement and belief in our vision have been instrumental in propelling us towards excellence. Your guidance and support have paved the way for groundbreaking innovations within the team over the years. Together, with the collective support and the dedicated efforts of our team, we stand poised to make a resounding impact on the global stage of electric vehicle technology.

Watch IIT Bombay Racing embark on a journey to showcase the pinnacle of research and development in the realm of electric vehicle technology, with Etherion poised to make a resounding impact on the global stage!