RMIT Electric racing team powered by RS Components

November 15, 2021

Competition sees 500 teams of uni students compete to design, build and compete in their own Formula-style open-wheeled race car.

Image: The RMIT Electric Racing Team, sponsored by RS components.

The Formula SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) competition sees 500 teams of uni students globally compete to design, build and compete in their own Formula-style open-wheeled race car.

Engineering resource and product supplier RS Components are proud sponsors of the RMIT Electric Racing Team.

The vehicles are judged on dynamics, design justifications costing strategies and business presentation and apply rigorous STEM concepts to the build and design process.

RS Components offers a large number of resources for students and educators in the STEM sector, including the latest innovative products & technologies, convenient purchasing options and learning tools to support your classes and curriculum.

“It is thanks to our sponsors like RS Components’ 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,” according to RMIT.

“Our partnership with RS demonstrates 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.”

Christopher Carr, Business System Head for RMIT Electric Racing says, “Our project is dependent on the valuable investment by our sponsors who allow us to advance the research and development of the team, develop cutting-edge vehicles as part of the program.”

RMIT Electric Racing formed in 2008 and was the first ever electric vehicle built for the Formula SAE competition. Today, the team includes students across a dozen faculties who demonstrate innovative thinking, initiative and commitment to the real-life commercial project.

Formula SAE graduates are often headhunted for their unique combination of technical skills, strong communication abilities and project management skills.

This article was produced in partnership with RS Components.

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