Electric Vehicle Challenge- Grades 6-8

The Electric Vehicle Challenge replaces the Junior Solar Sprints Program for the 2020-2021 School Year.

goHunterdon’s Electric Vehicle Challenge program engages students learn about alternative energy and electric vehicles by designing, building, and racing electrically powered model cars.

The EV Challenge is an environmental education program that aligns with STEAM curriculum (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics); bridging the gap between these important educational disciplines.

Working individually, students will work to transform a few components including a motor, wheels, axles, and a battery pack into a unique and functioning model race car. Beyond these materials, students may use anything they like to build their vehicle. The only two required materials that must be used are the battery pack and motor; everything else is fair game.

Students will learn about the environmental impacts of fossil fuels and how electric vehicles offer an alternative to the traditional combustion engine used in many cars.

The EV Challenge Program may be incorporated into “in person” classroom curriculum, remote learning, or used as part of an after school club.

Student vehicles will be evaluated on Engineering, Craftsmanship, and Use of Upcycled Materials.

Races will be conducted at individual schools as requested. There will be no Countywide Race in 2021.

goHunterdon staff will be available to provide lessons remotely via videoconferencing.

Electric Vehicle Challenge

Electric Vehicle Challenge

For more information about
EV Challenge contact
Jodi Bettermann 
(908) 788-5553