The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) organises a university competition, known as Formula SAE (or FSAE). It is the largest engineering competition in the world with over 500 teams, and events on every continent. The objective is to design, build and enter an open wheel race car in the competition, where it will compete against other universities in various events. The competition is more than just an engineering project. The management, marketing and communications aspects to the competition ensures that you do not have to be an experienced engineering student, or even interested in cars to gain value out of being involved!
“I do not think there is any thrill that can go through the human heart like that felt by the inventor as he sees some creation of the brain unfolding to success... Such emotions make a man forget food, sleep, friends, love, everything.”
― Nikola Tesla
RMIT Electric Racing formed in 2008 and was the first ever electric vehicle built for the Formula SAE competition. Built on the success of over a decade of RMIT Racing, a small team of interested students and staff at RMIT set out to prove that they could produce a simple, completely electric counterpart for the combustion vehicle competition. Since its inception in 2008 at RMIT, every year Formula SAE globally has seen a rapid growth in the number and competitiveness of electric vehicles. In Australia, RMIT Electric Racing continues to be the number 1 placed electric vehicle, and is every year outperforming more and more combustion rivals.
RMIT Electric Racing is fully-committed to sustainable engineering. Our mission is to promote the viability and exciting future of electric cars through not only showing we can compete with combustion powered cars, but by besting them.
It is thanks to our sponsors’ investment and support that we are able to advance the research and development of the team, develop cutting-edge vehicles, and produce high-quality graduates from year to year. Our partners demonstrate their active participation in the community and engagement with the next generation workforce allowing students to develop skills they may otherwise not learn at a university level.
RMIT Electric Racing is made up of highly-motivated students. From having seven students in 2008, our team now consists of over 50 dedicated students. All team members demonstrate great initiative and passion to put in the extra time and commitment required for the project, on top of their studies. This dedication attracts the best students from all disciplines, and is reflected in the abilities of our alumni.