WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Teams from Purdue, Ivy Tech and Vincennes University will compete this weekend in the fourth annual Purdue Electric Vehicle Grand Prix.
The Ev Grand Prix will start at 1 Saturday afternoon on Purdue's Grand Prix track just northwest of campus. The even is a prelude to the third Purdue International Ev Grand Prix, which will be run May 12 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). United States teams, as well as European ones, will participate.
This weekend at Purdue 20 to 25 karts are slated to race 50 laps, and all teams will be eligible to compete in the May 12 event at IMS.
The Ev Grand Prix is an outgrowth of the Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training and Education Consortium (I-AEVtec), which has developed degree and training programs for the electric vehicle industry. Some karts are built as part of classwork developed through I-AEVtec.
Here at Purdue the karts will compete in race performance, design review, community outreach and energy efficiency.
This year Autodesk, Inc., a maker of 3-D design software, will be the primary sponsor of both Ev Grand Prix events.
Dave "The King" Wilson of WFBQ 95 radio will be the commentator for both events.
The Purdue Ev Grand Prix is free and open to the public. You can find out more at its website.
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