EV Prize 2013 – Racing for Science Engagement
Part of the Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival and National Science Week 2013, the 2013 EV Prize is Australia's largest electric bike grand prix where teams design and build an electric bike to compete in a one hour endurance race.
There is a highly competitive single seat division with school and open prizes, as well as a dual seat and demonstration divisions that push design and technology to the limit. Entries span from simple low cost vehicles such as electric bicycles to high end performance superbikes and open wheeler racers.
The EV Prize is growing into a high profile event with foundations in community relationships throughout the Hunter and NSW.
The competition is designed to drive both innovation in electric vehicle design and regional skills development. The prize rules lay an excellent foundation to engage young people in science, engineering and technical trades as well as project management and entrepreneurialism. Teams are deliberately placed within the same pit area so that school, University, TAFE and private teams can be inspired by each other.
The Hunter Valley Electric Vehicle Festival is delivered each year by a range of supportive Hunter organisations and businesses led by the Tom Farrell Institute for the Environment at the University of Newcastle.
WHEN: Sunday, 18 August
WHERE: Newcastle Kart Racing Club
Mount Sugarloaf Kart Raceway
For more information about the EV Prize, visit the Hunter Electric Vehicle festival website.