Formaplex Launches Electric Car World Record Attempt

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Formaplex, a trusted product development partner for world-class clients, launched its electric car world record attempt at the recent 2013 Advanced Engineering Show.

Formaplex Electric Car

Prototype scale model of the Formaplex Electric Car

Interest is growing fast and there’s already a real buzz around the project.

Formaplex unveiled a scale model of the car that it will use in its attempt to break the 24-hour endurance sub-500kg electric car world record. The launch took place at the Formaplex exhibition stand and was part of a successful two days at the show for the company.

“It’s great to launch the world record attempt. Interest is growing fast and there’s already a real buzz around the project. Celebrity electric vehicle fan Robert Llewellyn has been in touch on Twitter”, comments Formaplex founder and director Ian Wilson.

The electric car will be designed and built entirely at the company, which provides advanced manufacturing services for industry leaders in, among others, the automotive and motorsport sectors. Spearheading the project will be Formaplex Graduate Design Engineer Luke Horsfall, who won the 2012 Greenpower Formula 24+ electric car championship.

“The world record attempt is a fantastic chance to showcase our state-of-the-art CAD and structural design tools, which complement our cutting-edge out-of-autoclave composite production technology capabilities. These technologies will help us meet the strict weight criteria and performance objectives”, explains Horsfall.

Formaplex will attempt the world record in summer 2015.

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About Formaplex

Established in 2001, Formaplex is a trusted product development partner for world-class clients from a wide range of market sectors. It delivers exceptional results for exceptional clients.

Based in Hampshire, it combines a highly skilled workforce, advanced materials expertise and cutting-edge technology, we provide dynamic design, tooling and manufacturing services that bring ideas to life.

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