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Electric Vehicle Challenge

ANNUAL RACING TOURNAMENT

About the Electric Vehicle Challenge

The Vital Link Electric Vehicle (EV) Challenge, formerly known as the Energy Invitational Competition, is the ultimate showcase of students pushing the limits of design, construction, and racing prowess. 

Throughout the school year, students in classes and clubs engage in the construction of energy-efficient vehicles. They use a variety of energy sources to either completely construct them from the ground up or alter already-built vehicles. 

As students develop their operational prototypes, they gain a comprehensive understanding of various disciplines, including electrical and mechanical engineering, aerodynamics, physics, technology, and much more. At the end of the school year, over 25 high school teams, and 250 students compete head-to-head in an exciting timed-trial race for the coveted first-place prize.

Event Details

Location

Saddleback College
Mission Viejo, CA

Race Day

Saturday, May 4 2024

Thank you to our Sponsors

If you are interested in sponsoring our event, please contact Dinh at dinh@vitallink.org or see the “Sponsor” section below.

COMMUNITY AND CORPORATE ENGAGEMENT

Ways to Get Involved

Watch on Race Day

Experience the adrenaline-pumping excitement of race day at the Energy Vehicle Challenge with free admission, a live DJ, and food trucks.

Formerly known as the Energy Invitational Competition, this event is the ultimate showcase of students pushing the limits of design, construction, and racing prowess. Join us in witnessing high school teams head-to-head in a thrilling race for the coveted first-place prize.
 
Don’t miss out – mark your calendar, bring your friends and family, and be part of the action-packed day that could inspire the next generation of automotive innovators!

Saturday, May 4 2024

Saddleback College

Judge

Join us as a judge where you’ll ensure race readiness and evaluate cars on race day for performance and innovation. With a checklist in hand, your expertise will highlight the fusion of creativity and technical prowess, shaping the future of sustainable engineering. Become a judge and be a part of this impactful experience and inspire the next wave of automotive innovation.

  • Participate as a Judge on Technical Safety Inspection Day
    • Inspect all karts for safety requirements before Race Day
  • Participate as a Judge on Race Day
    • Keep track of points and lap times during the race

Volunteer on Race Day

We are looking for individuals to support us with various tasks during Race Day.

Volunteer tasks and duties can vary from—

  • Assisting with parking
  • Assisting with check-in
  • Assisting with crowd control
  • Tracking points

Volunteer shift times include—

  • 8 AM – 12 PM
  • 11:30 AM – 2:30 PM
  • 2 PM – 5 PM
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact dolores@vitallink.org. More details to follow.

BECOME A SPONSOR

Questions?

For all inquiries regarding the EV challenge, please contact Gabe at gabe@vitallink.org.