Starting a team can be relatively straightforward. To ensure the greatest chance of success:
- Ensure there is a committed technology teacher who can supervise welding and construction.
- Advertise the club to the student body and build interest. While it's possible for teams to be successful with only a handful of students, the most successful teams are large and interdisciplinary — with teams for the electrical systems, mechanical systems, and sponsorship.
- Begin to acquire sponsorship for the team.
- Teams will need to acquire stock material, wiring, and other small components. Overall costs to build a car can be $2000-3000. Again, the EV Challenge Committee can offer guidance on acquiring this sponsorship.