Electric Vehicle Team
  • Yoshihiro Kishimoto on the EVT bike
    Yoshihiro Kishimoto on the EVT bike
  • EVT team members at Palmer Motorsports Park
    EVT team members at Palmer Motorsports Park
  • EVT's eSuperbike at the Isle of Man Competition
    EVT's eSuperbike at the Isle of Man Competition
  • Electric Vehicle Team in Area 51
    Electric Vehicle Team in Area 51
  • EVT attended the 2013 Alternative Engergy Summit
    Electric Vehicle Team at the Alternative Energy Summit

The MIT Electric Vehicle Team (EVT) is a group of active undergraduate and graduate students at MIT who are dedicated to the research, design, and operation of electric vehicles (EVs). The team has completed an EV conversion of a Porsche 914. EVT has also built multiple electric motorcycles as well and tested them in races and endurance events. More recently, EVT members have designed their own personal electric vehicles, including pocket bikes and drift trikes.

Electric Vehicle Team At a glance

Number of Members:

32 members in 2020-2021
Team leaders: 
  • Nick Arango
  • Eric Ponce
Year began: 
2005
Advisors: 
Dan Frey
Sanjay Sarma
Location: 
N51
Team goals

The mission of EVT is to:

  • demonstrate and research electric vehicle technologies,
  • provide project-based educational opportunities for MIT students, and
  • increase public awareness of electric and other advanced vehicle technologies.
Our sponsors

Office of Digital Learning

Dept. of Mechanical EngineeringSingapore University of Techonology and Design

Edgerton Center

MIT Energy Initiative

Sloan Automotive Lab

BMW

GM

Beantown Taqueria

Geoby Electric Vehicles

A123 Systems

More about EVT

Electric Vehicle Team along with partners in industry and academia and professional rider, Yosohiro Kishimoto, placed second in the electric motorbike division of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb in Colorado. Read more. In 2012-2013 the team built a bike-trailer system they drove from Boston to Albany in under one charge. In 2011 EVT raced the eSuperbike in the Isle of Man competition reaching speeds of up to 100 mph. During the school year, the team meets every  Saturday morning at 10:00 a.m. in N52.

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