UBC Formula Electric grew from the roots of the UBC Electric Car Club. It is an engineering design team out of the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada, that connects students from across various engineering and related disciplines through the shared passion for creating a world full of technological sustainability. This passion is channeled through the design and construction of a fully electric Formula One race car, that will be competing internationally at the Formula Electric SAE competition in the United States of America.
Our team strides to provide education paired with a hands-on experience to our members. Our diverse team of engineering, science, and business students collaborate not only on projects directly related to engineering, such as those in power electronics, vehicle dynamics, and mechanical assembly, but also ones related to project management, financial management, branding, marketing, and documentation. Our ultimate goal is to give our members all the multifaceted skills they need to become experts in taking an engineering design project from the initial spark all the way to completion. We aim to be the starting point for the finest engineers in sustainability, but also for the leaders of the future.
Off the track, our team participates in many community outreach events in which we showcase the multitude of benefits of electric vehicles as an alternative to fossil-fueled transportation. Through educating others as we educate ourselves, we aim to show that not only are electric vehicles sustainable environmentally, they are also powerful, precise, and inexpensive cars. We are passionate about not only creating a new, innovative future that will leave our planet green for generations, but also promoting the investment into projects such as ours that are a necessary way of achieving this goal.