We are born by fire.

The Solar Electric Vehicle Team (SEVT) was started over 30 years ago as the first of its kind in the country. Since then, it has evolved over the years as a unique group of its own, allowing students to extend beyond their education and learn more than a classroom could ever teach. Members come from multiple majors and get an intense experience as they undergo a real world engineering challenges everyday. Because the team is virtually student run, members also gain invaluable experience in project managing and various business skills. As such, SEVT does what few other experiences can offer, allowing students to really be in charge of something and make things happen.

The MIT Solar Electric Vehicle Team sets its goals beyond just winning races. The team is dedicated to promoting alternatively powered vehicles. Members participate in seminars, lectures, museum displays, conferences dedicated to alternative energy, and numerous Earth Day and ecological fairs. Team members answer questions about electric transportation at these events as well as during race-sponsored demonstrations.

If you are interested in learning more about the team, please contact us at gosolar@mit.edu .