Buckeye Current

The future of electric racing, brought to you by students at The Ohio State University
Buckeye Current team at 2017 Pikes Peak International Hill Climb Technical Inspection

Buckeye Current is an engineering student project team operating out of the Center for Automotive Research at The Ohio State University. The team independtly manages, fundraises, designs, builds, and professionally races electric motorcycles on both the national and international stage in order to educate the next generation of engineers and show the world the future of racing.

Founded in 2010 as the Buckeye Electric Motorcycle Race Team, affectionately nicknamed BEMRT, the team started as the dream of two students with the singular goal of designing and building an electric bike to compete at the Isle of Man, inarguably the most renowned motorcycle competition in the world. Although this lofty goal may have seemed infeasible at the time, it was accomplished just three short years from the team’s inception, just starting the list of incredible things Buckeye Current has accomplished.

From the team’s humble beginnings in a small garage, we’ve grown from a team of 5 to a team of 25+. Comprised of mostly undergraduate engineering students who work on the team on a completely volunteer basis, our list of professional racing accomplishments is continually growing as we break land speed records, track records, and accrue podium trophies.

Join us as we make history.

Global Recognition

Accomplishments on an international stage garnering global name recognition

Technological Advances

Developing and implementing industry-leading technologies to create next-gen motorcycles

Storied Accomplishments

Continually growing list of incredible┬áachievements since the team’s founding

Student Run

Managed, funded, designed, and built by a team of passionate college students

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