Who are we ?

The EPFL Racing Team is EPFL’s (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne) Electric Formula Student team founded by students in Autumn 2017.

What is Formula Student ?

Formula student is the biggest student motorsport competition where teams of future engineers from all around the world face each other. The goal is to build an electric race car from scratch according to the competition’s regulations. The teams then compete in a variety of events.

What is Formula Student ?

Formula student is the biggest student motorsport competition where teams of future engineers from all around the world face each other. The goal is to build an electric race car from scratch according to the competition’s regulations. The teams then compete in a variety of events.

Our team

Students

Divisions

Cars

Chassis

The Chassis Division is composed of Mechanical Engineering and Material Engineering students. Its goal is to design a light, rigid and ergonomic chassis.

Aerodynamics

The Aerodynamics Division is largely composed of Mechanical Engineering students. They are in charge of designing an aero kit to improve the performance of our car by reducing drag and increasing downforce.

BESS

The BESS Division, or Battery Energy Storage System, is responsible for the design of the battery pack. It deals with the selection of the cells, that will be used as well as the mechanical structure that holds everything together. The team is mainly composed of Microtechnic and Electroengineer Students.

Business & Logistics

Covering all the behind the scenes work, the Business & Logistics Division encapsulates the Sponsoring team, the Communication team and the EPFLRT’s committee. They are responsable for Finances, Marketing and Events, as well ensuring a general team-wide organisation.

Powertrain

The Powertrain division aims at monitoring energy flows and storage. With Mechanical, Electrical and Micro Engineering students, this division operates the engines, builds the transmission and designs the batteries.

Low Voltage Electronics

The Low Voltage Electronics Division develops the entire on board electronics and the entire safty system of the car, from developing their own PCBs, to powering the entire low voltage system, using a self developed li-ion battery. The goal of this division is to make the car’s electronics rule compliant, and allow the other divisions to improve their designs using the data collected by the numerous sensors present in the car.

Power Electronics

The Power Electronics Division is in charge of the electronic aspect of the car’s power. The Electronicengineer Students manage engine control, design and implements systems to operate the car as close as possible to its traction limit (launch control, traction control, torque vectoring).

Driverless

The Driverless Division has the goal of taking am autonomous car for the 2022 season. They are remodeling Mercury (our 2021 season race car) to compete without a pilot.

Vehicle Dynamics

The Vehicle Dynamics division are mainly composed of Mechanical Engineering students. They design and build the steering, suspensions and braking systems.

How can you help us ?

In order to reach our goals, we need partners! If you are interested by our project and you want to help us, feel free to contact us!