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The APC Gives Budding Engineers the Chance to Build and Race Their Own Electric Car

Drag Races / Greenpower Gathering of Goblins, Goodwood 2011

The Advanced Propulsion Centre is looking to inspire and engage the next generation of engineers by giving schools the opportunity to develop and race their own electric kit car, funded by the APC.

The winning school will be awarded a Greenpower electric car kit, which they will be able to race in the Greenpower school championships. Greenpower is an electric car challenge which requires students, guided by their teachers and the APC team, to design, build and then race an electric car. Holding events at weekends at major motor circuits around the UK ensures excellent attendance from the general public who can witness the amazing vehicles, focus and team work evident at these events.

The Greenpower challenge gives students a taste of the exciting world of engineering, inspiring them to put themselves on track to becoming the faces of future UK automotive engineering.

To have a chance to win this kit car, the students in schools local to the Coventry and Warwickshire area have been asked to collectively submit an answer to the question ‘How do you think we will travel in 2050?’. This will run between September and mid-October 2016 and the winners will be announced at the end of the October 2016.

The winning team will then have until April 2017 to construct the car, which takes an average of 15 hours to build, ready to take part in races during June and July.

Keep an eye out on the APC website and social media channels for news on the APC Greenpower team and how our engineers of the futures get on in their challenge.