This is How we
Waterloo Formula Electric is a team of over 35 students in engineering and business with a passion to learn. Together, we form a community of classmates, friends, and colleagues. Our alumni form some of the top graduating students in their programs as a direct result of their experience gained from the team.
The aerodynamics team uses experimental testing and software to control the airflow around our car. We optimize the shape of our wings and other aerodynamic surfaces to produce downforce while minimizing drag. These designs are then manufactured from composite materials such as carbon fiber. We also engineer the cooling systems behind various parts of the car's powertrain and battery with both liquid and air cooling.
Tractive System Team
The Tractive System Team is made up of two parts consisting of the battery and powertrain of the vehicle. The battery team designs the high voltage pack that powers the car. We pack individual cells together and develop the monitoring and cooling systems needed to operate this component of the vehicle. The powertrain team develops the systems needed to convert the potential energy from the battery into the kinetic energy of the vehicle. We are responsible for designing the hubs, shafts, and gear trains.