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Project 424: the challenge of winning Le Mans 24H with an electric racing car

Date, time & venue

2019-05-28;19:00-21:00;Lecture Theatre CPD3.04, Centennial Campus, The University of Hong Kong

Programme Highlights

Winning Le Mans 24H with an electric car is a huge challenge, both technically and commercially. Nicolas will present the design of the car, explain the current limitations associated with battery technology and future developments required to go and race at Le Mans in the near future. He will explain how he is planning to grow Project 424 on the internet as a global development program in order to gather the necessary resources and talents.


Nicolas Perrin is a mechanical engineer from France, currently working as a senior designer for the Jaguar Formula E team, in charge of future concepts. He graduated with a master's degree in Paris before starting his career as a race engineer in LMP1 at Le Mans in 2002. In 2005, Nicolas moved to the UK and joined Williams F1 as a race performance engineer before switching to aerodynamic design at the age of 30. In 2016, Nicolas was appointed as senior designer and race engineer for the NIO EP9 program, current world's fastest electric supercar with lap records set at the Nurburgring, Shanghai and Austin, Texas. In parallel Nicolas founded PERRINN Limited in 2011 with the ambition to win Le Mans 24H with an electric car.



Registration & Enquiries

This seminar is free of charge* and prior registration is required.  The number of participants is limited to 80. Applications will be accepted on a first-come-first-served basis with priority given to members of MMNC Division. Only on-line registration via MMNC divisional website http://mc.hkie.org.hk/ shall be accepted for registration. Successful applicants will be notified individually.  Attendance certificates will be issued after the event. For enquiries, please contact Ir Casey KC Lee at aesg.mmnc@gmail.com.





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