The Car
ev14
2017/18
Our fastest car to this date, and the lightest electric car. The ev14 was awarded “Best High Voltage Powertrain Integration” by Mercedes AMG High Performance Powertrains during the 2018 FSUK competition, taking place at Silverstone. The ev14 is also the first car where experiments began with the driverless hardware - though it never competed in that class.
ev14
ev13
2016/17
In the end, the design philosophy of the ev12 proved to be an immensely successful concept - and therefore was pursued during the design of the ev13 as well. However, the team put a lot more though into the aerodynamics of the car, starting a major rework of the aero package, as well optimizing the powertrain integration.
ev13
ev12
2015/16
The ev12 was a refresh for a team, and bears completely new racing DNA. The car underwent massive redesign, as well as the team pushed for a more efficient, lighter vehicle. Most energy efficient car on the grid at FSUK in 2017 - earning an efficiency factor of 0.712!
ev12
ev11
2014/15
The ev11 is was the fourth electric vehicle ever produced by KTH Formula, and the first one bearing the “ev” branding. It’s design carries on the design philosophy of the R10e, but underwent a major bodywork redesign as well as mechanical redesign. The key visual difference between the two is the addition of sidepods to the ev11. Awarded to be the most energy efficient vehicle at FSUK in 2015, as well as being our first electric vehicle to pass inspection.
ev11
R10e
2012/14
This car signals the end of an era - our last black car. This year, our group went through a major restructuration, and changed name from KTH Racing to KTH Formula Student. Therefore, the R10e was our last vehicle of the “R” series, as well as the last car sporting the iconic black livery. The R10e was a completely new platform design by the team, which paved the way for ev11.
R10e
R9e
2011/12
R9e was designed with the same performance target as the R8e, which was the groups seconds electrical car platform. The difference between the two were improved aerodynamics and bodywork, and a redesign to the sidepods.
R9e
R8e
2011/12
Officially, this is our first electric vehicle. The team didn’t manage to finish design and construction of the R7 in time, therefore being able to enter the R8e as a brand new car. The electric motor was swapped into the place of the old combustion engine, making way for a new generation of electric vehicles.
R8e
R7
2010/11
The last of the combustion engines. This car was a testbed for the electric system, being design with the ability to both be compatible with an electric motor and a combustion engine.
R7
R6
2008/09
This car was a major overhaul of the R5, a car the team deemed ‘too complex to work on’. Therefore, the mechanical design was simplified, making assembling and working on the car easier. Though the redesign, mechanical issues arose during the ‘Baltic Open’ competition; the air intake blew and drive chains broke. The team fixed the issues to their best abilities, and was awarded with the “Bad Luck Winner” prize for their hard work and dedication.
R6
R5
2007/08
This design addresses the problems which arose with R4; reliablity. The R4 was a signifcant weight reducing from the R3, but the team removed too much and created material problems. The R5 is therefore a construction which aims to be more reliable, and sported 34.67 kilograms of aluminium.
R5
R4
2006/07
The R4 was a significant 60 kilogram weight decrease from the R3. Removing this much weight has created material and reliability problems. The team implemented a brand new engine, a 600CC motorcycle engine from a Suzuki GSX-R, converted to ethanol use.
R4
R3
2005/06
A gearbox issue during competition resulted to only being able to drive in first and second gear.
R3
R2
2004/05
Very successful car taking third place in England at the Silverstone circuit. Held the record for long time as the best ever formula student finish for a Swedish team.
R2
R1
2003/04
The teams first car ever. Received an award for the “best newcomer” during 2004 at FSUK.
R1