EVolocity is the EV programme changing futures

for Aotearoa and our rangatahi.

Electric vehicles are fast. They are fun. They are the future. Through mentorship and a hands-on learning philosophy, EVolocity are on a mission to break down barriers and inspire young Kiwis into sustainable engineering while fast forwarding New Zealand’s clean tech future.

At the start of the school year, high school and intermediate teams are given electric motor kits, some guidelines to follow, a bunch of inspiration, and free creative rein. Alongside their teachers and mentors, students plan, engineer and manufacture electric karts or bikes – all with sustainability (and race day) in mind. Regional Final events happen at the end of the year where vehicles take part in drag races, slalom, endurance and efficiency competitions.

We’ve experienced so many positive stories of the programme making a real difference – for young kiwis who may not usually having similar learning opportunities. We’re immensely grateful to our generous sponsors for making it all happen.

“I have found EVolocity to be one of the most meaningful, holistic and rewarding learning engagements that I have been involved with. The possibilities and future pathways that EVolocity has opened in the minds of these students as they are about to embark on their high school journeys, makes every minute of the experience totally worthwhile.”

Mr Jason Maraku, Mechanics & Engineering Teacher, Monrad Te Kura Waenga o Tirohanga

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