Each Spring Waterloo Engineering hosts the Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge. The EV Challenge encourages students to design and test their own electric car in the annual endurance competition. The participants are teams that endure two races, plus an engineering design competition.
Sunday, October 1, 2017 marks the Fall Kickoff Race to the EV Challenge at the Waterloo Region Emergency Fire Training & Research Centre. The Fall race is to provide teams the opportunity to inspire new students and jump-start their build season. Veterans will also be discussing their strategies for building more effective electric vehicles.
June 2012 marked the first The EV Challenge held at the University of Waterloo, with the first Fall Kickoff taking place in 2015. In 2014, a pilot program was launched to provide a standard kit of parts to new schools interested in starting a team. Guests are allowed to attend the races to be spectators. For more information on the Fall Kickoff Race, go to the Waterloo Centre for Automotive Research (WatCAR) events page.
The EV Challenge is run by the Sedra Student Design Centre in collaboration with Engineering Outreach and WatCAR.