To challenge students in developing a hands-on, well-engineered, high-performance electric race car to prove that sustainability can be competitive and exciting.
We are a student engineering design team from the University of British Columbia that designs and builds electric race cars to compete in the Formula SAE series. For decades, internal combustion engines (ICE) have been the norm in motorsport and class. We challenge that notion and instead provide students with the opportunity and resources to develop, expand, and apply their engineering skills with an electric drivetrain.
The Formula SAE series requires a diverse array of technical abilities forming several subteams, each focusing on building a specific segment of the car. With the complexity of these events, we also have to rely on strong student management and business teams to operate and manage this small organization while racing around the world.
We are a team of over 50 students from a variety of disciplines, not just engineering. Members learn about the many complexities and intricacies that go into designing and building an electric vehicle from scratch. Nearly all of our team’s parts are manufactured by students, cementing in their minds the process and how to improve
upon it. Since we are students first and foremost, we instill a significant focus on managing projects and teams to ensure they’re done on time, on budget and most importantly make us faster.