Electric Racing for Students
evGrandPrix is a competitive electric go-kart race for high school and collegiate teams.
Students from all over the United States come to Purdue to compete in this prestigious and innovative electric karting championship. Participants build their own karts, tune the powertrain and chassis dynamics, and then put them to the test in an exciting race that displays their ingenuity and knowledge of electric vehicles.
In addition to the race, teams compete in an academic challenge to win the overall series championship. High School teams create a STEM report, an Outreach video, and participate in Test & Tune events. Collegiate teams develop a Design Report and compete on the energy efficiency of their vehicles. All together, evGrandPrix provides a complete learning experience that develops essential professional skills that will launch students to the next phase of their careers.
Test & Tune #1: Thursday, March 21, 2024 (Whiteland Raceway Park)
Test & Tune #2: Monday, March 26, 2024 (Purdue Grand Prix Track)
Test & Tune #3: Thursday April 15, 2024 (Purdue Grand Prix Track)
Championship Race: Thursday, April 25, 2024 (Purdue Grand Prix Track)
For teachers and professors
High School Teachers
Looking for a great STEM-focused project? evGrandPrix 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 evGrandPrix and consider getting involved. Building racing go-karts is a fun club to sponsor!
Who can get involved?
High School Students
evGrandPrix 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 evGrandPrix electric go-kart racing. If not, tell them you’re interested in making a team!
15+ colleges have participated in evGrandPrix 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!
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.
evGrandPrix 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.
The best way to prepare for evGrandPrix 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.