The brilliant engineering fusion of classic design and state-of-the-art technology also captivated visitors at the IAA International Motor Show.
The IAA MOBILITY 2023 international automotive exhibition was held in Munich from September 5th to 10th, where more than 300 industry innovations were presented, attracting over half a million visitors. At the event, invited by HIPA, Mouldtech Ltd., Robert Bosch Ltd., and BME Innovative Vehicle Technologies Competence Center presented their jointly developed electric race car, which combines modern electric propulsion with the design reminiscent of the 1950s. In the development of the vehicle’s electric powertrain, the partners coordinated the redesign of the chassis, drivetrain, and body. Alongside the result of value-creating Hungarian engineering, daily hundreds of visitors stopped to take photos. Many inquired about how to acquire such a vehicle. The Zalaegerszeg factory is ready not only for electric but also gasoline car production. Prof. Máté Zöldy, head of the Innovative Vehicle Technologies Competence Center at the BME Department of Vehicle Technology, emphasized: “I am proud that the result of the work of my colleagues and students, as well as the collaboration with partners, has become one of Hungary’s flagship projects at the International Motor Show. Sharp industrial projects accelerate knowledge transfer between the university and partners, helping us become even better!” The completed vehicle serves not only as a market-available product but also supports educational and research tasks at the university.