Formula Haier from Craft-Bamboo Racing

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In May 2019, Craft-Bamboo Racing and Haier Washing Machine unveiled the Formula Haier, a formula car powered by a single Haier direct-drive washing machine motor. Now, Craft-Bamboo Racing has increased performance of the formula car through the integration of five Haier FPA 28-36 electromagnetic direct-drive motors.

Craft-Bamboo made significant upgrades to the powertrain during the second phase of the development, before the Formula Haier made its on-track debut at Nurburgring. During the test session, the washing machine motors were able to power the car around several laps.

“The Formula Haier project is about using motorsport to prove the strength of Haier’s Direct Motion washing machine motor technology,” explained Russell O’Hagan, operations director, Craft-Bamboo Racing. “The car will continue on tour the next few months and we’re extremely proud to be a part of this project.”

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