FL High School Students Build Electrathon Racers [VIDEO]
April 24, 2014 Leave a comment
(Crestview News Bulletin) CRESTVIEW — For the first time in Crestview High School history, students will participate in an electric car race.
VIDEO: Watch a test run of a CHS electic car>>
Two teams will enter battery-powered cars in the sixth annual Emerald Coast Electrathon 120 Classic, scheduled for April 26 at the Five Flags Speedway in Pensacola.
More than 20 local and national teams including high schools, colleges and individual enthusiasts, are expected to compete, race promoter Vaughn Nichols said.
Fifteen engineering and design students — along with welding students, who built the cars’ frame — used their skills to make the cars a reality. They’ve have worked on the vehicles since November, according to engineering instructor Greg Elrite.
Responsibilities overlapped due to the scope of the project, participants said.
CHS student Dylan Falls, who helped modify a car’s aerodynamic design, said putting the one-person vehicles together required is a team effort.