The EV Challenge (formerly known as the Energy Invitational Competition) is an educational program in which teams from various high schools are educated on electrical and mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, alternative fuels, and more, by constructing energy-efficient vehicles from the ground up.
In this competition, students are required to build and race an electric car within the duration of 7 months. Furthermore, teams are expected to create a design brief for the project, as well as create a design presentation and video to present.
LAAE participates in this competition yearly. Although the EV Challenge is new to LAAE, the academy has created many energy-efficient vehicles over the years as part of our pursuit of a cleaner future. Any member willing to put in the effort and show perseverance in this project can join.
Design - Utilizes 3D softwares such as Fusion360 and Onshape to design schematics and blueprints of mechanical and electrical portions of the vehicle. Prints the necessary 3D designs for the creation of the vehicle, and additionally writes the design portion of the technical report.
Mechanical - In charge of assembling the blueprint schematics of the vehicle provided by design. Creates safety attachments and works on mechanical aspects of the vehicle, such as welding. Additionally writes the mechanical portion of the technical report.
Electrical - Responsible for the electrical components of the vehicle, including wiring and testing vehicle systems, tracking battery usage and performance, and for working with mechanical with technical reports.
Composites - Has the role of creating durable compartments to protect the batteries and other components of the vehicle, as well as adding collision padding for safety purposes.
Our funding comes from the support of our various sponsors and our own fundraising efforts, allowing us to purchase parts, materials, and electrical components.
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