A FORMULA CAR! USING A WASHING MACHINE MOTOR.
As we all know Haier Group Corporation is a chinese collective multinational consumer electronics and home appliances company. This company is well know for its appliances like Air-conditioner, Refrigerator, Televisions and many more. Recently Haier build a FORMULA ONE CAR using its own washing machine motor.
The well known tech gaint and Craft-Bamboo Racing team has teamed up with Haier to build this prototype. After Craft-Bamboo Racing tested the motor, it showed Haier’s direct drive washing machine motor can emit 660 watts of power and 45 Nm of torque.
Craft-Bamboo Raching team director Darryl O’Young said,
“When Haier came to us with the challenge of building a washing machine powered formula car, it sounded like an impossible task, but we remained open-minded and took the challenge head-on. What surprised us the most was the power that the Haier direct drive washing machine motor delivered. We took this motor onto a dyno and we quickly realized this could be done. The engineers really delivered on the project to turn this dream into reality, and with several phases of this project planned, we look forward to the challenges ahead.”
Initially, the engineers of the Craft-Bamboo Racing team put the motor on the power test instrument to test its output. Then, they made more in-depth tests. As a result, they found out Haier’s washing machine motor can emit 660 watts of power and 45 Nm of torque. They were keeping in mind one goal – to make a Formula car. The racing team deliberately designed and developed an aerodynamic streamlined body to reduce the resistance of air and machinery during driving. The car’s R&D personnel made an on-site handover with Fisher & Paykel at the press conference. By the way, we are talking about the research and development brand of Haier Direct Drive Motor. Fisher & Paykel is a manufacturer specializing in high-end motors. Now, this company is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Haier.