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.


Number of Members:
16 members in 2019-2020

Team leaders: 
Joshua Rohrbaugh

Year began: 

Dan Frey
Sanjay Sarma


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 Technology and Design
Edgerton Center
MIT Energy Initiative
Sloan Automotive Lab
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.

Team Website