Students are the life and soul of projects at any University. TBRe offers students the opportunity to develop their real-world engineering skills by working as part of a dynamic team in the design and creation of a pioneering vehicle.
TBRe was founded by students, for students. The main goal of the project is to design and build an electric vehicle to compete at Formula Student events. The team helps students develop their skills in a practical environment helping them prepare for their futures in either industry or academia.
TBRe values the support it receives from sponsors and works closely with them to ensure that we promote a mutually beneficial relationship. We ensure that sponsors receive exposure to students around the university as well as during the events we participate in.
The project began with the development of an electric go-kart. Essentially, the aim was to replace the kart’s original petrol engine with an electric motor. This allowed the team to gain a practical working knowledge of the electric powertrain before moving onto the real car!
A bare chassis. An empty car park. A driver. These were the ingredients for TBRe16’s first rolling test at the University of Bath.
After months of work and many sleepless nights, we made it to Silverstone! TBRe16 did not race but we collected valuable feedback that will be transferred onto TBRe17. We can’t wait to come back.
TBRe’s core members returned to Bath before the beginning of the academic year to promote the team during Fresher’s week. We were delighted to showcase TBRe16 in front of the library and talk about our project!
We were thrilled to present our plans for 2017 to a group of approximately 70 students from a range of disciplines: mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, IMEE (integrated mechanical and electrical engineering) and business. This was also an opportunity to inaugurate our brand new build room!