Driving Innovation: Hannah’s Story

Step into any EVolocity workshop, and you’ll see rangatahi planning, designing, and manufacturing electric vehicles – including welding, fabrication, electronics, programming, and testing. However, beyond the excitement of building vehicles, students are also gaining skills to last a lifetime and discovering new passions that will shape their future. Hannah Bremner is a shining example of…

Move to electric for University of Waikato FSAE

WESMO is The University of Waikato’s motorsport team that makes an open-wheeled, formula style vehicle to compete in FSAE-Australasia.  The competition is held in Melbourne at the end of each year for universities around Oceania.  2023 marked the final hurrah and the retirement of internal combustion driven vehicles for WEMSO.  Electric vehicles have been becoming more…

2024 Competition Updates

Kia Ora EVolocity teams and teachers, As you know, we are always looking to improve and evolve the EVolocity competition, and we have been busy behind the scenes to finalise our 2024 guidelines and documents.  Gearing up for a thrilling year ahead, we want to share some significant updates and revisions to the competition format…

Motorsport New Zealand joins with EVolocity

Motorsport New Zealand joins with EVolocity to bring STEM students to motorsport

MotorSport New Zealand has partnered with Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) provider EVolocity to connect motorsport to the classroom through New Zealand. EVolocity is a nationwide STEM program for Year 7 to 13 students that facilitates the design, build and competition of two-to-four-wheeled electric vehicles. A number of lucky students will now have the…

The Bridgestone World Solar Challenge shows the true potential of sustainable mobility

EVolocity isn’t the only mobility challenge Bridgestone supports. One of the most iconic events in theworld, the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge (BWSC) happens in Australia every two years, and hashad the global support of Bridgestone since 2013. This year saw reigning champions Innoptus Solar Team from Belgium claim back-to-back honours inthe outright ‘Challenger Class’ –…

Teacher perspective: Avonside Girls High

The Avonside Girls High School teams have had an eventful couple of years in EVolocity – including a disastrous theft of their karts in 2022 (which featured on Seven Sharp), along with competition success in 2023. Quentin Smitheram is Assistant Head of Technology at Avonside Girls in Christchurch – here’s his account of their 2023…

EVolocity at Wings Over Wairarapa

The EVolocity team were thrilled to be part of this year’s ‘Take Flight’ program at the iconic Wings Over Wairarapa event. The beautiful Wairarapa provides a stunning backdrop to an extravaganza of aerial action over three days. You will see over 70 aircraft including vintage, military, jets, helicopters, aerobatic displays, and much more! In addition…