RMIT Electric Racing

RMIT Electric Racing formed in 2008 and was the first ever electric vehicle built for the Formula SAE competition. Built on the success of over a decade of RMIT Racing, a small team of interested students and staff at RMIT set out to prove that they could produce a simple, completely electric counterpart for the combustion vehicle competition.

Since its inception in 2008 at RMIT, every year Formula SAE globally has seen a rapid growth in the number and competitiveness of electric vehicles. In Australia, RMIT Electric Racing continues to be the number 1 placed electric vehicle, and is every year outperforming more and more combustion rivals. RMIT Electric Racing is fully-committed to sustainable engineering.

Our mission is to promote the viability and exciting future of electric cars through not only showing we can compete with combustion powered cars, but by besting them.



RMIT Electric Racing is committed to developing new technology for Electric Vehicles. We're all about power to change the future, and the future of changing power.


Self Funded

RMIT Electric Racing has an administrative team dedicated to sourcing sponsors and managing our budget.

100% Students

RMIT Electric Racing consists of students ranging from various engineering, business, I.T and arts based disciplines. 

Formula SAE

The Society of Automotive Engineers International (SAE) organises a university competition, known as Formula SAE (or FSAE). It is the largest engineering competition in the world with over 500 teams, and events on every continent. The objective is to design, build and enter an open wheel race car in the competition, where it will compete against other universities in various events. The competition is more than just an engineering project. The management, marketing and communications aspects to the competition ensures that you do not have to be an experienced engineering student, or even interested in cars to gain value out of being involved!