Formula Bharat

An Indian Formula Student competition

EV Development Program by Formula Bharat

Formula Bharat is launching a new program called the ‘EV Development Program (EVDP)’ which is geared to assist teams that are either currently registered in, or intend to register in the Electric Vehicle category in a Formula Student competition. The purpose of the program is to improve the competitiveness levels of teams participating in the EV category through providing them with guidance, resources and mentorship to achieve success at the competition level.

EVDP 2023 will run from October 2023 until March 2024. This 20 week program will include a mandatory attendance of online sessions and a successful completion of weekly assignments during the course of the program. For more details, download the EVDP 2023 Information Document located in the Downloads table below.


File NameDescription
EVDP 2023 Information DocumentDetails of the EVDP 2023 Program including eligibility of teams
EVDP 2023 Application FormApplication Form required to be filled by teams in order to be considered for selection in the program
Membership by Formula Bharat websiteSelected teams must have Club Membership in order to participate in EVDP 2023
Program ScheduleProgram schedule and Zoom links have been mailed to all registered teams. Kindly contact your team captain for details.
OEM Parts and Supplier List for EV teamsA compiled list of OEM parts and suppliers, applicable for EV teams in India.
(Please join Mailing list to access)
EVDP Design Report Submission GuidelinesDesign Report Submission Guidelines
EVDP 2023 Design Evaluation RubricDesign Evaluation Rubric

Registered Teams

Team NameInstitutionState
IITK MotorsportsIndian Institute of Technology KanpurUttar Pradesh
Shaurya RacingVellore Institute of Technology, ChennaiTamil Nadu
Skyline RacingKalinga Institute of Industrial TechnologyOdisha
Team FatehThapar Institute of Engineering and TechnologyPunjab
Team Sakthi RacingKumaraguru College of TechnologyTamil Nadu
VishwaracersVishwakarma Institute of Information TechnologyMaharashtra

Action Deadlines

Action ItemDeadline / Timeline
Application Form SubmissionAugust 22 – September 10
Preliminary teams’ selection announcementSeptember 18
Deadline for acquiring Club MembershipSeptember 26
Final list of teams for programSeptember 30
Assignment of MentorsOctober 6 – 15
First Program SessionOctober 7
Program CompletionMarch 24, 2024

Tentative Syllabus

IntroductionIntroduction to Formula Bharat, its’ sub-events and initiatives.
Introduction to the EVDP 2023 Program.
Competition Timeline ManagementTimeline Management and Procurement
Vendor Management, Packaging and Shipping
Design and Strategy GuidanceDesign Requirements, Approach and Planning
Powertrain E (Electric) RulesEV1, EV2 and EV3 – Definitions, General Requirements and Motor types
T11 – Electrical Components
EV4 – Tractive System
EV5 – Tractive System Energy Storage
EV6, EV7, EV8 and EV9 – Shutdown Circuit and Systems, Chargers, Accumulator Container Hand Cart and Documents
Powertrain M (Mechanical) RulesEV4.4, EV4.5, EV4.8, EV4.10, EV5 – Positioning of TS Parts, TS Insulation, HVD Mounting, TSAL Mounting. TSAC Analysis and Mounting Calculations
Powertrain DesigningDesign considerations and associated rules for:
Drivetrain Designing, Motor and Controller Selection
Accumulator Designing
Thermal Management
Low Voltage System
Workplace Management and SafetyEV Safety. Workplace Selection, Tools, Equipment and PPE for Workplace, Workplace Maintenance and Management, Workplace Safety, Workplace Management Guidelines.
InspectionsUnderstanding the process involved in Accumulator and Electrical Inspection
DocumentationFocusing on the details involved in FMEA, ESF and SES (E Part) documentation
Manufacturing GuidanceManufacturing Approach, Do’s and Don’ts
Team ManagementTeam structure and Documentation
Recruitment, Retention and Communication
Knowledge Transfer
Budget PlanningBudget Allotment and Management
Social Media ManagementSocial Media Planning and Engagement
Career in EV IndustryFuture opportunities in EV Industry

Organizing Committee

Org RoleFull NameInstitution / Company
Program ManagerSanskar SalianCuriosum Tech
Program SupportAshhar AhmedCuriosum Tech
Advisory CommitteePritam WaghodeCaterpillar Inc.
Advisory CommitteeVenkatesh SathishMolex
Advisory CommitteeParth ShahMarketsandMarkets
Advisory CommitteePratik PatilVDA Infosolutions

Concerns / Queries

  • General Queries on the program:
  • Membership queries:
  • Financial queries:


A minimum of 5 members is required on a team in order to proceed with the program. A minimum of 3 members is required to attend each program session in order for successful completion. Please review EVDP 2023 Information Document - V1 - 08222023 located in the Downloads table above for details.
There are no fees involved with registering for EVDP 2023. However selected teams must procure Club Membership for their institution by September 26 in order to proceed with program enrollment. Details for Club Membership are available on, or you may contact for more information.
No. If your team is not under Club Membership yet, the team can still apply for the EVDP 2023 program. However, if the team is selected in the preliminary assessment round, the team must procure Club Membership for their institution by September 26 in order to proceed with program enrollment. Details for Club Membership are available on, or you may contact for more information.
Yes, even if you do not have 30 members now, you can still enroll for Club Membership through upfront bulk payment. New members can always be added throughout the season. Please contact
The EVDP 2023 application assessment focusses broadly on the team's responses in the application, their intent with participation and their 'newness' to the FS Electric category. The focus is primarily on providing mentorship support with teams that may generally not have any or have limited resources.
EVDP 2023 will cover the following content: - Team Management: Recruitment, Management and Retention - Competition Timeline Management - Finance: Budget Management, Procurement and Fundraising - Overview of the Formula Student platform - Understanding of the rules under the Formula Student Electric category - Engineering design process involved with a Formula Student vehicle - Engineering design process involved with the EV Powertrain in a Formula Student vehicle - Documentation involved in the Formula Student Electric category - Career opportunities involved in the EV Industry For more details, review EVDP 2023 Information Document - V1 - 08222023 located in the Downloads table above for details.
Yes, EVDP 2023's sessions will be held online, primarily via either Google Meet or Zoom.
Competition organizers will record the sessions for teams to be able to access the content later. However kindly note that there is no guarantee that all recordings will be available.
The Electric Vehicle Development Program (EVDP) was designed to provide support and resources to teams interested in switching to the FS Electric category, or even for those struggling with growing as a team in that category. Through detailed online sessions, assessments and one-on-one mentor reviews, this pilot program aims to create stronger, successful teams.
Due to the virtual nature of the program, EVDP 2023 is open for applications from teams within India and abroad as well.