After completing a routine test drive during which the team collected data to accurately predict fuel economy we prepared to drive the car back into the trailer using our electric motor. However, all we heard from our pneumatic clutch was the sound of an air leak!
The team has made good use of time. While some students went to work on diagnosing and fixing the issues that lead to clutch failure others worked on systems that could be tested without the ability to drive.
With the majority of the team gone for Spring Break next week, we aim to be back on the track the following weekend, collecting data on both the electric motor and diesel engine.