The teams shall design, analyze, fabricate, test and race their electric vehicles in strict adherence to the official rules and regulations of the competition. The Vehicle Design Rules are developed by the competition Rules & Regulations Committee and enforced at the event by the Steward and Technical Inspectors. They are provided to promote a safe and fair competition for all involved and shall be in force and maintained during the entire event.
Since safety is of key concern these rules should be considered minimum requirements. Any vehicle may be re‐inspected at any time during the competition to ensure compliance with the regulations. Experimentation of design and ingenuity are encouraged keeping in mind the intent of safe competition for the driver and the other participants of the event. If a new concept is being attempted that does not fit the rules exactly, teams are encouraged to contact Global EEE to get a ruling before proceeding with construction. It would be unfortunate to work so hard on a vehicle and only to have it disqualified at the competition. Remember that safety is a primary goal and inspectors uphold that.
The Competition (Sporting) Rules are developed by the competition Rules & Regulations Committee and enforced at the event by the Steward and Course Marshals. They are intended to provide a safe and equitable competition format and inspection process. The race is comprised of one hour of racing divided into two heats, each 30 minutes in length. A mandatory driver change will take place within the allowable window between minutes 12 and 18 in each heat. Each team is allowed two battery packs which may be swapped once during the race. Charging of the batteries is not allowed once the race begins. Drivers are ballasted to 80 kg. Grid line-up for heat 1 is based on fastest lap time during the qualification session immediately preceding the race.
The number of laps completed in each of the two 30 minute sessions (heats) are added to arrive at a lap total. The finishing order is determined solely by laps unless there is a tie. If after the two sessions are added there is a tie in total laps, then the car that crossed the finish line first (based on crossing times for both heats) is ranked higher.