The Ohio State University
Buckeye Bullet


The mission of the Buckeye Bullet team is to provide unique engineering challenges for students. The team strives to provide valuable, hands-on experience, creating some of the best young engineers in the world. The goal is to promote and represent sponsors professionally and with integrity, aiming to bring together great minds and new technologies to overcome the most difficult challenges. This student team pushes the envelope of electric vehicle technology and in so doing hope to change public perception of electric vehicles. Mission: prove that green technologies of the future will be both fun to drive and fast!













Above: Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 team testing the all-electric streamliner in Wendover, Utah.



The Buckeye Bullet team is primarily composed of undergraduate engineering students, but has included members of all experience levels, from high school interns to PhD students. The team is continually evolving as students graduate and new students join the team.


Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3

The student-led team has proven its success in the past with the Buckeye Bullet 1, Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2 and Venturi Buckeye Bullet 2.5. These previous challenges have prepared them for a new adventure: the Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3. In partnership with Venturi Automobiles, the team is working to develop an advanced electric powertrain capable of propelling the new VBB3 vehicle to speeds in excess of 400 mph. The VBB3 is designed to advance the field of electric vehicle racing. This goal places the team in direct competition with the fastest internal combustion vehicles in the world.

The Venturi Buckeye Bullet 3 will debut in August 2014 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Wendover, Utah.


David Cooke, Team Leader,
Evan Maley,
Giorgio Rizzoni, Faculty Advisor,