Established in 1995, the Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge is an incredibly inspiring and high profile education program where high school students build real, full-size and small scale plug-in electric vehicles, participate in a yearlong educational program and competition, and learn numerous skills including: applied engineering and environmental science, electrical troubleshooting, public speaking, and community service. The EV Challenge provides teachers with materials for a yearlong educational program including curriculum materials, seminars, a competition, and fundraising support. The program is often a life-changer for students and has a significant positive impact on their experience of science and engineering.
“Recent research indicates that 84% of the students become more confident in their ability to learn science, 68% of the students become higher performers in their science class, 34% of the students are more likely to pursue a career in engineering, and 30% of the students are more likely to pursue a career in science.”
‒ Pam Carpenter