In a major landmark achievement the multibillion dollar Electric Vehicle (EV) manufacturing giant of the world Tesla has decided to partner up with Pakistan Navy Engineering College-NUST to work in collaboration with the Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) team.
FERN is a Formula Student team from Pakistan Navy Engineering College, one of the constituent colleges of NUST. The team has been working in electric propulsion since 2016. It has had the unique honour of representing Pakistan in 5 Formula Student competitions and achieving the only podium finish for any Pakistani team.
The partnership will allow FERN to get technical support, technology sharing, and essential components for electric vehicle (EV) development from the global pioneer in the EV arena. FERN has been remarkably consistent with their performances in the past 7 years bagging a podium finish in every competition that they have entered.
Their current project 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.
Apart from extending technical sponsorship, Tesla will also grant a discount of 5000 euros on enepaq tinybms, ADI & TI, bms chips and dev boards to FERN.
As it turns our FERN is also the first team in Pakistan working on the production of driverless cars. Tesla being the pioneer of auto pilot enabled vehicles in the world this partnership will definitely benefit FERN and help them achieve their lofty targets.