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Team Leader: Sami Ruotsalainen
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Powertrain: Battery Electric
Fuel Type: N/A
Design: New
Class: Alternative (Side by Side)
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Team Bio

RaceAbout Association was established on year 2001 by the members of Helsinki Polytechnic’s RaceAbout vehicle development team to maintain and develop the RaceAbout prototype vehicle.

The competition team consists of students of different disciplines and their faculty advisors. The strength of the team comes from the great passion towards the automotive world and high motivation to create a vehicle on their own. There is also a professional multidisciplinary group of advisors and considerable support from the industry. The university has meanwhile changed name to Metropolia University of Applied Sciences and has 20 years long tradition of making prototype cars. During these years the knowledge and the expertise at the university including its partner network have advanced up to a level to make it possible to carry out the design and fabrication of a production ready vehicle.

Electric-RaceAbout vehicle

Electric-RaceAbout, “E-RA”, is the current prototype vehicle development project at Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences. E-RA is designed in the spirit of RaceAbout as a sporty and desirable 2 seat vehicle and a clearly identifiable member of the RaceAbout family. E-RA is designed from scratch to a pure battery powered electric vehicle featuring efficient and simple direct electric rear wheel drive with AWD option and best lithium battery system on market.

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Sami Ruotsalainen

Hometown: Unknown
Role on team: Unknown
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