Tufts Electric Racing is a group of around fifty students both from the school of Engineering and Arts and Sciences. Every year, we build an all electric, formula-style race car and compete at the Formula Hybrid Competition in New Hampshire. We battle schools from across the country and across the world in endurance racing, design tests and business presentations. In 2015, having a strong presentation and being the only car to make it on track, we won first place!
Our team offers students a hands-on experience designing and building a car from the ground up as well as crucial project management skills that will be essential for success after college. For many team members, this project is one of the most formative and meaningful during their Tufts experience. This year we are designing a brand-new chassis, or frame of the car, and redesigning the braking and suspension systems as we look to return to our winning form and take back the championship this May!
By supporting Tufts Electric Racing, you will be helping us achieve our competitive goals, purchase crucial safety equipment and develop our project management skills. The necessary parts and fabrication to exploit the full potential of our design are expensive, and by increasing our operating budget we will be able to do our best work and build the safest, most competitive car. We have beaten schools with far larger budgets and more manpower in the past, and this proven track record is a point of pride. To remain competitive, we need to innovate and improve our car’s acceleration, braking, handling and most importantly, safety. With your support, we will be able to compete safely and successfully on a national and international stage and continue to grow the skills that will build our future careers.
For more information, visit our website: http://www.tuftsracing.com