2016 Engineering Bash

 

We had a great time speaking with the next generation of Badger engineering at the 2016 Engineering Bash. Thanks to everyone who stopped by and saw the Mooventure! We’re looking forward to another great year of progress transforming our Ford Escape into a fully electric vehicle!

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Hybrid and Ford CEO Mark Fields

Barry and Sarah got the opportunity to meet Ford CEO Mark Fields during their summer internships at Ford Motor Company. Mark spoke to all the interns about the company and shared some of his tips on being successful.

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Sarah (left) and Barry (right) meet Ford CEO Mark Fields (middle)

Thank you Turbo Talk!

Team members Alex Bare, Jimmy Dieck, and Sarah Murphy drove the Moovada to the Turbo Talk radio show in Sun Prairie yesterday to talk about the program and upcoming plans. They had an awesome time and will return to Turbo Talk as projects progress. The Engineering Expo is at the Engineering Centers Building tomorrow (Fri 4/15)! Stop by the automotive shop to find out more about the team! We’ll be available from 9am to 2pm.

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The Moovada at the Sun Praire Media Center

Moovada Progress

The Moovada went on a long distance test drive last night for the first time since the diesel powertrain issues were fixed. All went well and we’re looking forward to finishing up the electrified powertrain!

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The Moovada at the Capitol during testing.

Moovada Work Update

The cold plates for our battery cooling system have been cut to size. Thanks to the COE Instrument Shop, we were able to have a water jet cut our aluminum plates and hole patterns quickly!

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Mover and Shaker Award – April 1st – Jake Moffatt

Congratulations to Jake Moffatt for receiving the Mover and Shaker award on April 1st! Jake has been with the team for three years and has dedicated a lot of his time to the load dissipation system in the dyno room. After his hard work, he was recently able to get a test fixture working and is now preparing to add more heating elements to handle more power. This load dissipation system will allow us to do transient testing on engines and is certainly a step in the right direction for the team. Thanks Jake for all your great work!

Barry Shepherd (left), our team leader, with Jake Moffatt (right) and his load dissipation test set up.