SATURDAY, November 24th, 2019 9AM – 4PM
You won’t want to miss this!
National Finals will be kicking off at 9am on Sunday 24th November!
Taking place at Kartsport Hamilton, student teams from around the country will be going head-to-head in a variety of challenges for the national finals.
Supporting this event, there will be EV rides, drives, education and myth busting, which spectators can access when not watching their team's races during the day.
Looking for volunteers to assist Better NZ Trust and Waikato EV Owners, with rides/drives on the day. Please PM Robert so he can add your name to a messenger group for further updates concerning the day. Or you can join chat at this link https://m.me/join/AbaG3jCEVzZNxC99
What is Evolocity?
Secondary students design, build and compete in electric vehicles.
School teams build a vehicle (either a bike or with 3+ wheels) powered by the same 350W electric motor, controller and two 12V gel cells. Innovation is encouraged as students strive to make their vehicle the fastest with the least drag, and able to cope with the demands of a tight street circuit. The Innovation categories encourage teams to build in object detection and mitigation features along with the measurement and display of key performance metrics.
This competition encourages sustainable thinking; engineering, media & project management careers; and promotes sustainable electric vehicles.
Regional & national events include opportunities for the public to test ride electric bikes, test drive electric cars.
EVolocity national and regional finals see teams competing in a variety of categories including performance events, innovation, design, reporting and community awareness.
"We are passionate about electric vehicles in all forms – from bikes to cars and beyond. And, we’re doing our part to accelerate NZ’s uptake. The best way to sell electric vehicles is to give people the experience of riding one or driving one. That’s when they get 'the EV grin'."
Each year we work with teachers to build a calendar of events for their region. This includes a launch and 3 Build Camps. Each Camp has a focus from vehicle design and fabrication, electronics and programming for the Innovation category along with controller building and programming, then scrutineering and testing. The camps are fun and usually out of school hours. Parents are encouraged to attend and participate. They are often hosted by our tertiary partners and lead by their specialist staff. Teams are encouraged to help one another with materials and expertise.
Our regional finals are a fun day of competition where teams parade their designs and then test them in competition against their peers from other schools.
While student interest is around the Performance and Innovation sections other team members with responsibility for Show, Reporting and the EVy Awards (video and social media) enjoy showing their creativity and time in the spotlight.
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Don't miss Hamilton's first-ever electrically charged Festival – celebrating the acceleration into our lives of E-vehicles!
Held in partnership with the Waikato Engineering Careers Association and Waikato EV Owners, the EVolocity Electric Wheels Festival, is coming to Kartsport Track, opposite the airport, Saturday, September 29.
The festival includes the Waikato regional finals of EVolocity, the electric vehicle secondary schools competition. Executive Director Rob McEwen says EVolocity Waikato has thirty-nine teams competing from 21 Waikato schools this year, more than any other region in New Zealand. "But, it's not just the number of schools and teams, it's the Waikato attitude and determination which sets them apart from the rest."
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