Tustin High School Go-Kart Powered by Electric Auto Shop
October 7, 2013 Leave a comment
Tustin Places 2nd in UC Irvine Energy Invitational
In a grueling 3-day event, students from Tustin High School’s T-Tech Motorsports won 2nd place overall in UC Irvine’s Energy Invitational, part of the California Challenge at the Dept. of Energy’s Solar Decathlon & Expo.
After logging nearly 30 miles on the track over three days, T-Tech’s #33 electric vehicle was in the lead for most of the competition but was overtaken by UC Irvine’s CNG car on the last heat of the event. THS ran a nearly flawless race and nearly took the whole thing.
The Tustin High School Motorsports team was “powered by Electric Auto Shop.” Tustin was the first customer for Electric Auto Shop’s Racer8 electric go kart kit.
A 2nd place overall means:
- Best finish by a High School Team
- Best finish by an electric vehicle (even beating out UC Irvine’s electric vehicle)
- Equivalent fuel efficiency of nearly 200 miles per gallon (MPGe) using less than $0.80 worth of electricity
- But most importantly, after coming in behind Foothill HS twice in a row, THS is finally on top!