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CTV Winnipeg: ‘A huge encouragement’: U of M electric car team receives Tesla sponsorship

November 6, 2023 — 

A University of Manitoba engineering team is celebrating receiving an electric new sponsorship.

The U of M’s chapter of the Society of Automotive Engineers (UMSAE) Formula Electric team has received a battery sponsorship from Tesla Motors. The electric vehicle manufacturer is donating 2170-type battery cells for the team to use in its next electric car design.

Each school year, engineering students build a new open wheel formula-style electric race car to compete at international events.

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