The Fall Kickoff takes place every autumn at the Waterloo Region Emergency Fire Training & Research Centre. This race provides teams an opportunity to inspire new students and jump-start their build season.
The Fall Kickoff also has a one-hour information session designed for new and returning teams. Veterans of the electric vehicle challenge will discuss their strategies for building more effective cars.
The kickoff culminates with a one-hour 12 V race. All teams attending are invited to enter one or two cars into the race.
Registration for the Fall Kickoff takes place in two parts:
- Online registration completed ahead of the event.
- On-site registration, handed in during the registration period during the event.
Beginning with the 2017 Fall Kickoff Race, the Electric Vehicle Challenge will use a streamlined registration process. This replaces a large amount of paperwork with a few key forms.
Teams will provide:
- Integrated Registration Form
- A complete Team Roster, showing (at minimum) all drivers.
- For each car, a completed Safety Inspection Checklist, completed by the team's lead advisor / instructor.
Teams should refer to the competition rules published in 2016 for the Electric Vehicle Challenge. Disregard registration requirements; the 2017 rule set will see a revised registration process. Instead, refer to the Registration section above.
|9 - 10:00 am||
|10:00 - 10:15 am||
|10:15 - 10:30 am||
|10:30 - 12:00 pm*||
* The time allotted to 12 V race is longer than the expected race duration — this is to allow for cars to be stopped, moved off the track, repaired, etc.
Special note for new teams
Teams will need to undergo an inspection of their car prior to racing. Teams that have not had their car inspected recently (i.e., it did not compete at the 2016 Waterloo EV Challenge) are asked to arrive promptly at 8 am so that their vehicles can be inspected first.
Teams which arrive late may have their car inspected while the team attends the information session.
The competition will take place at the Waterloo Region Emergency Fire Training & Research Centre, accessed through Gate #3 at the Region of Waterloo landfill site on Erb Street. Using a GPS, the address is 1043 Erbs Rd., St. Agatha, Ontario.
Teams must arrive before 9 am, as the access gate will only be open between 8 and 9 am. After this time, a volunteer will need to come to let you in. There will be signs with a phone number to phone outside the gate.