High school students gear up for electric vehicle challenge

Friday, May 27, 2016

Teams from 14 high schools across Ontario will compete in the fifth annual Waterloo High School Electric Vehicle Challenge at the University of Waterloo on Saturday.

Students will face off in endurance races, driving the cars they have designed and built on a temporary racecourse set up on Waterloo’s East Campus.  

Unique to Waterloo Engineering, the challenge involves engineering knowledge, experiential learning, fabrication skills, and teamwork. There are prizes for the best results on the racetrack, as well as excellence in engineering design and manufacturing.

Members of the public are welcome to watch the races, visit with the teams in the pits, and explore some of Waterloo’s student teams and electric vehicle research. Admission and parking for the event are free.

Date: Saturday, May 28, 2016

Time: Pits open at 8:00 a.m

Location: East Campus, Q parking lot, University of Waterloo

Please note that organizers will cancel the challenge in the event of inclement weather, and a notice will appear on the event website

Schedule of events:

8 a.m.: Cars on display in pits

11 a.m.: 12-volt endurance race (60 minutes)

1:15 p.m.: 24-volt endurance race (75 minutes)

3:15 p.m.: Awards ceremony

Title sponsors for the Waterloo High School EV Challenge are Interstate Batteries, Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada, and the Trillium Auto Dealers Association.  Other sponsors include Contractors Rental Supply, the University of Waterloo, and the Dean of Engineering.

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Pamela Smyth
University of Waterloo
519-888-4777
www.uwaterloo.ca/news
@UWaterlooNews

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