Electric Racing at Northeastern University

Northeastern Electric Racing (NER) is an undergraduate student organization that designs, builds, and tests an all-electric Formula One-style race car from scratch. NER competes in the Formula Hybrid + Electric competition, an international engineering competition that is part of the SAE Collegiate Design Series. NER won 1st place in the electric vehicle class for the 2021 Formula Hybrid + Electric competition.

The club gives students an opportunity to learn engineering skills like Computer Aided Design (CAD), electrical circuit design, and machining. The club also encourages students to explore other skills like project management, marketing, finance, and software development through the club’s business team.

Student Organization Advisor


Andrew Gouldstone
Professor and Associate Chair for Experiential Innovation,  Mechanical and Industrial Engineering

Biomechanics, material science, engineering mechanics

Recent News Stories

Northeastern Electric Racing Wins 2nd Place

The Northeastern Electric Racing team placed 2nd in the all-electric vehicle category at the 2022 Formula Hybrid+Electric Competition, their first in-person competition after having spent the past 5 years building our first-ever vehicle and competing virtually the past 2 years.

two students looking at computer screen in makerspace lab

Northeastern Electric Racing (NER) Wins First Place in the Formula Hybrid+Electric Competition

Northeastern Electric Racing (NER) student organization won first place in the Formula Hybrid+Electric competition all-electric vehicle class.