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Electric Racing

ELECTRIC RACING.

FOR STUDENTS.

IN THE RACING CAPITAL

OF THE WORLD.

Presented by

evGrand Prix is a competitive electric go-kart race for high school and collegiate teams.

Students from all over the world come to Indianapolis to compete in this prestigious and innovative electric championship. Participants design their own karts, choosing from many different powertrain options that exist in electric motorsports, and put them to the test in the Racing Capital of the World, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

Teams compete in 4 categories to claim the championship trophy. Engineering design challenges teams to go above and beyond with new technologies. Community outreach encourages teams to educate those around them about EV’s.  Powertrain efficiency requires teams to design their kart for maximum distance and energy-usage. And lastly, how you finish in the race demands these karts be fast!

Mark your calendars!

evGrand Prix will be May 15 – 16, 2018

Who can get involved?

High School Students

evGrand Prix has a separate race for high school and collegiate teams.  High school students should ask their physics or engineering teacher if they already participate in evGrand Prix electric go-kart racing.  If not, tell them you’re interested in making a team!

College Students

15+ colleges have participated in evGrand Prix since 2010.  See if your school already has a team in which you can join, or simply make your own team to race! Please get in touch through the sign up process and we can offer assistance with getting started. If you’re interested in electric vehicles and want to race, we will help you get there!

For teachers and professors.

High School Teachers

Looking for a great STEM-focused project? evGrand Prix offers plenty of resources for teachers to easily organize and coach student teams.  The MSTEM3 initiative offers curriculums and labs for teachers to seamlessly introduce electric go-karts to their classroom!

College Professors & Staff

Most collegiate clubs and teams require a staff member to help sponsor the organization.  If you know students who would enjoy and benefit from a project like this or have been approached by students who would like to form a team, please reach out to evGrand Prix and consider getting involved.  Building racing go-karts is a fun club to sponsor!

Learn more about our offerings!

Battery Pack

Motor Controller

Motor

How to

Build a Kart

Battery Mgmt System

Collegiate = Lithium ion 48V to 88v

High School = Lead acid 48v

14 kW power limit

~4kWh per pack

Only for collegiate lithium packs

Monitors & balances individual lithium cells

200 to 300 amp

Autonomous & high school

spec chassis provided by

We have resources to help every

step of the way.

Type:

BLDC / PMAC

AC Induction

Brushed DC

Detailed Documentation

Resources are provided to all teams in regards to racing rules, kart safety, technical specifications, and recommended component selection.  You may also find quick start guides, wiring diagrams, and design rubrics.

Technical Support

evGrand Prix provides detailed instructional videos on how to assemble and tune karts.  In addition, Purdue University hosts open seminars on different topics ranging from mechanical assembly to powertrain wiring.

Practice Events

The best way to prepare for evGrand Prix is to practice! Purdue hosts practice race events throughout the year which allow teams to put their designs and karts to the test.   Race against other teams to see how you do before the big event in May.

Collegiate evGrand Prix

Indianapolis Motor Speedway

May 17, 2013

Both evGrand Prix high school and collegiate races

All evGrand Prix events will be

NFPA610 compliant

and adhere to all MSF standards, rules, and regulations.

are sanctioned by the

World Karting Association.

Safety is our Priority

Sign up to get involved!

Signing up will get you email updates. Please contact us with specific questions or comments.

Sponsors

Students

Teachers

Get ready for evGrand Prix 2018!

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