The Ion Horse stabled at Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show
The Ion horse paraded it's new colours (thanks to a partnership with Autocare Bodywork) during the Cenex Low Carbon Vehicle Show held at the world famous Milbrook Proving Ground.
KU e-Racing students Laila Guseva, Francesco Rotoli and Ryan Duffy promoted their project and their electric bike on partner Vayon's stand at the event. The team, and academic lead Rod Bromfield, were on hand to secure more industry partners and sponsors to help them to continually better the bike - and showcase the amazing talent at Kingston University. Vayon, who specialises in the design and development of electric and hybrid power systems, provides technical support to the team.
This event provides industry and educational institutions with a chance to shout about their capabilities - positioning the UK as a leader in LCV technology development and exploitation. It boasts a technology exhibition, conference and technical seminars - plus a low carbon vehicle ride and drive where visitors could test electric and hybrid vehicles - including the BMW i8 and the Tesla Model S.
Yamaha's MOTIV.e car was also unveiled for the first time in Europe at the show by Professor Gordon Murray - who worked on the design and development of MOTIV.e, aided on the electrical systems by FrostEV Systems ( part of the Vayon Group).
"It's great that the University projects allow students the opportunity to network at trade shows such as Cenex. The team have put many hours into getting the bike ready for this show and it's a fantastic way for us to kick off another year of development at KU e-racing", said Ryan Duffy a final year Motorsport engineering student.
The Low Carbon Vehicle Show is the hot spot for new and exciting technology - and a great place to promote the KU e-racing projects. What's more, our students have the opportunity to meet with employers and secure potential placements and job offers.
You can see the highlights from the show at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2gZHP9HmgQ