The Global Electric Vehicle Challenge ® (GEVC) is the newest international university competition organized by Global EEE that raises the bar in terms of technology, innovation and engineering skills. Student teams will design, build, test and race high performance formula-style electric racecars.
The competition spans approximately 17 months and is comprised of the following two stages:
|Stage 1:||Design, analysis, simulation and virtual race|
|Stage 2:||Vehicle construction, testing and racing on an exciting grand prix circuit|
Judging will be conducted for each stage separately and awards granted accordingly. Teams may participate in one of the two stages or both.
The technical submissions by the teams at the end of Stage 1 shall be reviewed and evaluated by designated judging committees comprised of GEVC officials, technical representatives from event partner organizations, and other subject matter experts in the following categories:
For each technical category, as applicable, the judges will evaluate the submissions based on the level of innovation/creativity, quality and depth of computer analysis and/or simulation, accuracy of analysis (assumptions), use of 3D printing (for example for packaging, scale modeling, test articles), and use of testing (wind tunnel or other aero testing, stiffness, structural, instrumentation).
The team with the highest overall score, the highest scoring team in each of the 7 categories, and the winner of the virtual race shall be recognized during the Stage 1 awards announcement/ceremony.
The GEVC places great emphasis on technical innovation, rigorous use of design, analysis and simulation tools in addition to controlled testing where applicable. Conversely, the GEVC discourages large budgets and aims to minimize any advantages gained through the purchase of high-cost components and materials. These objectives are met in two ways:
Notwithstanding the aforementioned, there are vast opportunities for creative design and technical innovation in the chassis / steering / suspension design, aerodynamics, battery management, electromechanical systems and controls, strategy, telemetry, software engineering, materials science, among others.
A virtual race platform has been developed in 2020 to enable teams to race in Global EEE competitions. At the end of Stage 1 teams will have the opportunity to put their designs and strategy to the test in a head-to-head virtual race. Stay tuned for more details!
Global Education Energy Environment (Global EEE) is a US-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization comprised of a worldwide network of individuals with backgrounds in numerous industries. For over thirty years key members of Global EEE have helped organize international student competitions that promote Education, Energy efficiency, and Environmental consciousness. We are passionate about what we do! Every member of our team has in-depth experience and extensive involvement with student competitions either as a past participant or official/organizer. The organization is selective about the events it partakes in with the requirement that they must promote the three E’s and are not-for-profit.