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Polytechnique Montreal students create all-electric race car

Poly eRacing, a team of students at Polytechnique Montreal, recently unveiled an all-electric race car that can sprint from 0-100 km/h in less than four seconds. It will represent Quebec at two international competitions next month including Formula North in Ontario and Formula SAE Electric in Nebraska. 

More than 100 teams from all over the globe are expected to participate, and Poly eRacing aims to finish in the top 3 for each and every challenge, such as endurance, acceleration, and fuel efficiency. 

Their electric race car meets auto industry standards for quality and safety, by the way. It was designed using state-of-the-art techniques and components including advanced composite and bio-composite materials, a lithium battery, 3D printing, and simulation design. 

The whole vehicle uses more than 2,000 parts and took seven years to develop and build.