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Formula Slug 2.0

Raised toward our $15,000 Goal
68 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on January 01, at 11:59 AM PST
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Formula Slug 2.0

Who We Are

    We are Formula Slug, a dedicated group of over 140 UC Santa Cruz student engineers, mathematicians, computer programmers, and business majors committed to building both an effective team and a high-performance electric vehicle.

    Our members are personally invested in this project - with many working more than twenty hours a week to ensure this car is completed and that the team grows and matures along the way.  We’re not just representing the school and our team; we’re designing the future of transportation.

What We Plan To Do

 Our purpose is two-fold:

  1. We strive to cultivate and develop skills of a diverse, passionate group of students who care about sustainable engineering, while also preparing them for successful careers after UC Santa Cruz.  
  2. Promote awareness, use, and evolution of electric vehicles in America and the global community. Electric cars are the future, and we’re building it.

Formula Slug hopes to become the premier organization for granting ambitious, talented students the hands-on engineering and management experience that will form the foundation of their educations and careers. The students lead, design, and build the project themselves, and in doing so, develop the crucial analytical and independent problem-solving skills that are difficult to cultivate within the classroom. Additionally, our university does not have a mechanical engineering department; thus, Formula Slug is an invaluable opportunity for individuals seeking engineering-based careers.


Why We Need Your Help

Designing and building prototype electric vehicles is expensive. The $20,000 will allow our team to purchase and manufacture the car’s chassis, battery pack, drivetrain, suspension, and aerodynamics. If we raise more than $20,000, we will be able to invest the funds into additional hands-on engineering projects as well!

Here's our full budget:

Parts: $35,000

Travel: $8,000

Lab Space: $7,000

We have a full budget available at this link. If you’d like to make an in-kind donation please contact We’re a registered 501(c)3 and can provide a tax exemption for all types of charitable gifts. Make your gift today to enable the Formula Slug team to build our electric car and compete in the Formula SAE Electric Competition!

Keeping In Touch

For more information please follow this link to our website and our Facebook page.  You may also contact us at and we will be posting updates to the crowdfunding page on a weekly basis.

Our way
of Thanking You


Personalized Thank You Email

For a $15 donation, you will receive a personalized thank you email from a team member detailing the current activities of our club and that specific team.

10 of 1000 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Invitation to Lab + Meeting

You will be invited to view our lab space and to come to one of our Friday meetings. The team would like to thank you for your donation. For $50, you are invited to attend our general meeting and have a tour of our lab space and see everything that your support has gone towards.

4 of 100 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Project Calendar

A custom calendar with pictures of the car and team members hard at work.

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Estimated Delivery: January 2017



You will get one of our amazing sponsor shirts that have the Formula Slug logo on it. Once CrowdFunding ends we will email you about size and you will have one of our shirts to show off to all your friends and family.

8 of 50 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017


Swag Pack

You will get a signed photo of the team, business cards, stickers, information pamphlet, and every level below this perk.

5 of 25 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: January 2017


Signature on the car or logo

Your signature or logo will be placed on the car's body paneling to be displayed at competition. Signing of the body panels has a later delivery date than other perks. This level includes all perks below.

3 of 15 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017


Testing Day with the Team

You are invited to come to a testing day and take your photo with the team. The invitation for the testing day will go out sometime in May. This includes all perks below this level.

1 of 10 Claimed
Estimated Delivery: February 2017