Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) continues to make waves in the tech and automotive arena by scoring significant milestones consistently. In a recent promising development, this team of undergraduates has brought Tesla on board as their innovative partner. This is one of the biggest achievements in the team’s long list of internationally coveted accolades.
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The team reached out to Tesla Inc. looking for a collaboration. Being impressed by FERN’s years worth of research in Innovation and Development, Tesla agreed to invest into the team as their innovative partner.
The partnership will allow FERN to get technical support, technology sharing, and essential components for the manufacturing of electric vehicle (EV) from the global pioneer in the EV arena.
With this milestone, FERN has become the only team from Pakistan and amongst the three across Asia, to score a collaboration with one of the world’s biggest names in the global car industry. FERN has been a dominant force in the annual Formula Student Competitions as well as several other competitions. The team has been working day and night to bring EV and Formula culture in Pakistan and taking us to the new heights of success in STEM related fields.
Their current prototype car uses a 5 kWh battery that is good for a range of 22 km. It has a top speed of 120 kph and can go from a standstill to 100 kph in just 4.5 seconds, making it a quicker accelerating vehicle than most cars on Pakistani roads.
The team is currently working on developing several in-house components that it plans to integrate into the upcoming iterations of the vehicle. FERN’s consistent hard work and dedication continue to be a sense of pride for the nation.