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University students build electric formula car [Photos]

Notwithstanding the high cost, Qiu and his teammates used carbon fiber to make the vehicle due to its strength and lightness.

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Dedicated students at the Nanchang University in China have just built a Jiangxi's first electric formula car.

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Qiu Song is  a 23yrs old postgraduate student of the Nanchang University who has previously taken part in the design of formula cars before.

He also led a team of 30 students studying different majors to design, build and test the fully electric car.

“While programming and installing it, we did our best to be innovative and compared with traditional cars, it has far more advantages, being more energy efficient and less noisy." Qiu said,

According to Qiu, himself and his team are preparing for Formula Student China Competition which will be held on November 3 in Shanghai.

See more photos in gallery above.

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