2020 Formula SAE Electric Team
The 2019/2020 SAE Formula Electric Race team is charged with designing and manufacturing a high-performance electric race car for competition with a focus on guidelines, innovation, and speed. This project provides students with an opportunity to use practice and theory from the classroom for a real-world problem. This is Lawrence Technological University's (LTU) second year within the SAE Formula Electric events. Since 2009, LTU has reached the podium and placed second twice in SAE Formula Hybrid events. Now as the team takes a grip on the electric race events, we are looking to get back into podium position and reinstate LTU's dominance in the competition.
This semester we are diligently working on completing designs and getting a rolling chassis completed by the end of the semester. A rolling chassis means to completed everything on the vehicle that would allow us to drive the car if the car were rolling down a hill.
For next semester the team will focus mainly on the aero-kit, powertrain, and electrical subsystems. Some big purchases that will be made are body molds and various low voltage components. Next semester will be more challenging, but our team is ready to do anything to achieve our goals.