Since its inception in 2014, Team Formula Electric Racing NUST (FERN) has worked towards creating a Pakistani presence in the global electric vehicle market. The team made it its aim to build Pakistan’s first formula electric car. The team now continues to work to make more iterations of formula-styled electric vehicles for participation in the FSAE series of competitions. Apart from spending its energy on building cars, the team also participates in competitions and exhibitions that are held in annually in the country. The team also uses its influence and experience to motivate the youth of the country towards such achievements by organizing regular school and university visits.
The team also launched a Women Empowerment campaign, titled Women In Science and Engineering (WISE) to encourage more women into this field, especially in the automotive sector. The team also believes in giving back to the society and has partnered with Make A Wish Foundation and HANDS.
The SAE International Formula SAE program is an engineering design competition for undergraduate and graduate students. The competition provides participants with the opportunity to enhance their engineering design and project management skills by applying learned classroom theories in a challenging competition. The engineering design goal for teams is to develop and construct a single-seat racecar for the non-professional weekend autocross racer with the best overall package of design, construction, performance and cost.
Apart from competing in FSAE Design Collegiate Series events, team FERN takes part in and organizes numerous events.
Visit Habib University
The team delivered a motivational lecture in their Design Lecture Series. The talk was titled Speed To Inspire. The team also held a discussion with their Shell Eco Marathon team.
Visit by CNS
Chief of Naval Staff Admiral Zafar Mahmood Abbasi NI (M) visited NUST-PNEC and appreciated the efforts of the team.
Unveiling at NUST-PNEC
Pakistan’s first formula-styled electric car was unveiled by the President of Pakistan Mr. Mamnoon Hussain