Olin Electric Motorsports
Our team is entirely independently funded and relies on sponsorship from companies and groups to function and fund our team’s development. We are very appreciative of our current sponsors. We are always looking for new sponsors, and there are many ways to support our team:
Parts: Your top-of-the-line parts will contribute to our student-designed race car. Help us get an edge on the competition.
Cash: Your cash contribution will help us purchase the tools and parts we need to design and build a competitive vehicle. You make this possible for us!
Mentorship: Your experience and advice will help guide the team to success. Design reviews with professionals are essential learning experiences for our members.
Services: Your company has production capabilities that our team doesn’t. Help us make innovative parts we can’t make in-house.
As a thank you for your support, our team offers various levels of benefits to our sponsors such as member recruitment and features in team marketing. Find more details in our sponsorship package below. If you have any questions, use the Contact Form to reach out to us!
task: Traverse 75m straight-line course.
criteria: acceleration and speed
task: Complete a single lap around a tight course.
criteria: handling and speed
task: Complete laps around a figure 8 course.
criteria: turning radius and speed
task: Complete a 20-30 km race.
criteria: completion and speed
task: Use the least amount of energy during the Endurance race.
criteria: energy used
task: Justify design decisions to industry experts.
criteria: good design practices
task: Illustrate why the car would sell in the amateur racing market.
criteria: business thoughfulness
task: demonstrate thorough accounting of costs of car design.
criteria: low cost, robust design
A group of Olin students formed a research team dedicated to electric vehicles named REVO: Research of Electric Vehicles at Olin (College)
REVO’s first completed vehicle was a bicycle modified to become an e-bike. The project took nearly a year to complete and laid the foundation for further electric vehicle research and development.
Our second vehicle was an electric go-kart, which is now being used as a testing platform alongside our current Formula-style race cars.
Our third vehicle was an electric tricycle.
Mk I was our first Formula-style race car, built to compete in Formula SAE’s Hybrid class.
REVO became Olin Electric Motorsports to better represent the team. Rather than purely focusing on electric vehicle research, our team expanded to build electric race cars to compete against other collegiate teams.
Mk II was our first fully electric Formula-style race car. At the community-run Formula North competition, Mk II passed all inspections and tests but encountered a mechanical failure in the Endurance event.
Mk III was our second fully electric race car which competed at the community-run Formula North event.
Mk IV was our third entry into FSAE Electric, placing 8th in the Electric Vehicle class at Formula SAE North.
At virtual competition due to COVID-19, we participated in the Design event, placing 1st in our division at Formula SAE Virtual
After returning to in-person school, the team completed Mk V Andromeda and brought the car to competition, where we placed 30th in the Electric Vehicle class at Formula SAE Michigan. Most of our team hadn’t experienced a full design cycle and only a few had been to competition, making Andromeda’s completion a milestone for the team.