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2017 Electric Vehicle Grand Prix to be Held at RFK this Saturday

Thursday, June 8, 2017

CONTACT: Julia Robey Christian, PIO, (202) 741-0842 desk, (202) 450-7878 cell, [email protected]

14 area high schools will race their own, hand-built electric vehicles.

WASHINGTON, DC –June 8, 2017 — On Saturday, June 10 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 24 teams representing 14 local high schools will compete in the DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix (DCEVGP), hosted by the Department of Energy and Environment and Global EEE. The DCEVGP is an educational program where students apply their scientific, mathematic, and engineering talents as they design their own electric racing vehicles. Under the guidance of their teachers and engineers from Global EEE, students construct their entry cars from the ground up and push them to the limits in this exciting annual race.

The DCEVGP consists of two half-hour heats with mandatory driver changes every 15 minutes. The track, looping around Lot 6 of RFK stadium, tests both the efficiency of the vehicles as well as the skill level of the drivers. The winner is determined by the team with the highest number of successful laps.

Attendees are also encouraged to check out the 10th Annual Truck Touch, hosted by Department of Public Works in RFK’s Lot 7 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. – right next to the DCEVGP. Both events are free to the public and require no registration.

WHO: Department of Energy and Environment & Global EEE

WHAT: DC Electric Vehicle Grand Prix

WHEN: Saturday, June 10, 2017

TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. - Teams check in
10:00 a.m. - Track opens for qualification
11:30 a.m. - Track closed for qualification
12:15 p.m. - Electric vehicle parade
1:00 p.m. - First race begins
3:45 p.m. - Final heat ends
4:00 p.m. - Awards ceremony

WHERE: RFK Stadium, Lot 6 (Oklahoma Ave and Benning Road NE)

DC Streetcar (Benning Rd & Oklahoma Ave)
Minnesota Avenue Metro (Orange/Silver)
Stadium-Armory Metro (Blue/Orange/Silver)

Press interested in covering any portion of the giveaway should contact Julia Robey Christian at (202) 741-0842 or [email protected].