In the fast-paced world of automotive innovation, Perficient is leading the charge in helping shape the next generation of automotive leaders with its Electrifying the Future of Automotive Program. This year, we have expanded our program to support 13 Formula SAE and Formula Student teams from renowned universities across the United States, Mexico, and Germany.
Perficient has partnered with teams from the following universities:
- Universidad Autonoma de Nuevo Leon
- Duale Hochschule Baden-Württemberg Stuttgart
- Georgia Institute of Technology
- Northwestern University
- Texas A&M University
- The Ohio State University
- University of Colorado, Boulder
- University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
- University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
- University of Missouri, Columbia
- University of Southern California
- University of Texas at Dallas
- Washington University in St. Louis
Empowering the Next Generation of Automotive Innovators
The goal of our Electrifying the Future of Automotive program is to support and inspire the next generation of automotive leaders who are propelling the industry forward. As part of our focus on supporting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, Perficient is empowering college students to design, build, and compete with the next generation of formula-style vehicles, notably electric vehicles (EVs), in national and global events.
Perficient Research Reveals Flaws in the EV Customer Journey
We surveyed more than 1,000 EV and non-EV owners to learn about their car-buying preferences. The results showed issues with the current buyer journey that OEMs need to address to accelerate EV sales.
Perficient’s involvement goes beyond just a partnership. Our experts actively engage with students, providing invaluable insights into the workings of automotive companies, discussing career opportunities, and offering hands-on support as teams compete to push the boundaries of automotive engineering.
“The Texas A&M SAE Formula Electric Team’s mission is to design, build, and test a competitive electric formula-style race car. We aim to foster a sustainable learning environment with multidisciplinary operations in order to execute industry-relevant projects,” said Holden Sparr, Texas A&M team representative. “Perficient’s partnership is more than a sponsorship; it’s an engaging collaboration that directly contributes to providing practical, hands-on experiences and learning opportunities vital for empowering the next generation of engineers.”
Perficient in the Automotive Industry
Perficient’s commitment to automotive excellence extends beyond supporting collegiate racing teams. With a client base that includes seven of the top 10 global OEMs (Original Equipment Manufacturers) and a focus on digital-first, customer-driven approaches, Perficient’s automotive industry experts are at the forefront of connected vehicles, electrification, and omnichannel commerce.
Learn more about our “Electrifying the Future of Automotive.”