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Liaison Michael Gulich
Submission Date March 27, 2013
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Purdue University
IN-1: Innovation 1

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Director of University Sustainability
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A brief description of the innovative policy, practice, program, or outcome :

Purdue has joined with five other Indiana colleges in the Indiana Advanced Electric Vehicle Training & Education Consortium (I-AEVtec) which seeks to prepare students for futures in the electric vehicle industry. As part of Purdue’s electric vehicle initiative, an electric vehicle (ev) race was developed. The first running of the Purdue evGrandPrix was in 2010, and it recurs annually. The race builds off of Indiana’s history of motor vehicle racing and the traditional Purdue Grand Prix racing event. Multidisciplinary teams design, build, and race electric go-karts at the Purdue Grand Prix track as well as the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The winning team is determined by vehicle design, efficiency of the battery, community outreach, and race performance. The event engages students and members of the community, trains future industry leaders, and promotes the use of electric vehicles as a viable alternative.


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The website URL where information about the innovation is available :

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