University of Waterloo

Formula Electric


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Who We Are

The University Of Waterloo’s Formula Electric Team

Waterloo Formula Electric is a team of highly motivated and passionate students from the University of Waterloo located in Ontario, Canada. We compete in the Formula SAE electric race car competition where we compete against universities from around the world. Each season, the team is tasked with developing a new vehicle from the ground up. This multidisciplinary project is no small task, but we love what we do and are committed to learning and developing as future professionals. We come from many faculties within engineering as well as business, and strive for excellence every day.

Striving for Excellence

The Car

Our car is fully electric with acceleration capabilities greater than our internal combustion counterparts. Our cars have between 6-7 KWh of energy powering 80KW of motors around the track. Everything about the car is engineered with performance in mind. We develop and run simulations to optimize our car including the frame, suspension, powertrain, battery, aerodynamics, embedded systems and control algorithms.

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The Competition

The SAE International Formula SAE program is an engineering design competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying classroom theories in a challenging competition. The engineering design goal for teams is to develop and construct a single-seat race car for the non-professional weekend autocross racer with the best overall package of design, construction, performance and cost.

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Join Our Team

We take pride in the development of everyone on the team. The experience and skills that people develop in all areas is better than anything that could be achieved at a similar age in the workplace. Our team is a challenge in engineering, business, and project management; we are always looking for new members to expand our team in a diverse range of faculties from engineering to business. Come to our recruitment sessions or just reach out if you are interested in what we do.

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