Saturday November 4th 2017 saw the 17th edition of Australia’s longest running electric motorsport event – the eV Challenge. Sponsored in 2017 by WA power utility Synergy the eV Challenge asks teams to design, build, test and finally compete with a small single seat electric vehicle. The aim of these vehicles is to complete as many laps of a track in 1 hour from a limited battery capacity.
Comet Bay College first entered the event in 2016 and had a disaster – multiple technical issues led to a double DNF for our two cars. The team, made up of students ranging from Year 8 through Year 12, was determined to do better in 2017. We even had a team entered by Mr Woolcock & Mr Niven in the ‘Open’ class in a vehicle built with experimental construction methods.