21 may 2024

The EPFL Racing Team presents its new electric racing car project

In 2024, the aim is to optimise the previous car, named Ariane, and to have more testing time. Weighing 243 kilos, it can reach 115 km/h and accelerate to 100 km/h in 2.5 seconds. It has a full carbon monocoque, four-wheel drive and a 9.3 kWh battery.

© Elie Bruno

5 mach 2024

Ferrari and Sauber keep a close eye on the EPFL Racing Team students



interview with dassault

The Swiss EPFL Racing Team is the first Formula Student organization with its own sustainability department. The team uses the 3DEXPERIENCE platform and its Sustainable Innovation Intelligence solution to assess the environmental impact of its electric formula racing car. Through a comprehensive lifecycle assessment (LCA), they can examine which areas of the vehicle to improve, using this analysis to guide the eco-design of its next-generation racing car.

6 december2023

Garrett & EPFL Driving Forward Women’s Leadership in Racing, Engineering and Beyond

Garrett Motion’s commitment to emerging engineering talent is helping a young, diverse and female-led technology team build an electric racing car to compete in Formula Student (FS) events across Europe in 2024.

11 octobre 2023

F1-crazy students create their own racing cars

EPFL students are working on the creation and optimization of an electric racing car. Every year, they take part in Formula Student competitions to measure their machine’s performance against other university teams from all over the world.

31 may 2023

Roll out Ariane

Presentation of the car of the year 2023, Ariane.

27 april 2023

Girls’ Coding Club


october 2021

Meet the EPFL racing team and their electric racing car

The EPFL Racing TEAM is a team of students from the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne who are building a 100% electric racing car.

The 77-strong team, which has been active since 2017, takes part in the Formula Student, a motor sport competition that brings together several European schools on some of the world’s most legendary circuits.

Designing their ‘Mercury’ car, research and development, technical constraints… the challenges are numerous in the age of the electric and autonomous car.

Discover the exciting challenges they face and enter a world where the possible takes over!

24 september 2021

“At 100 km/h, this car could roll along the ceiling of a tunnel”

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