The international educational event will bring together more than 40 e-karts that were all designed and built by students from high schools, universities and engineering schools. The competition will take place on a 300-meter track, where the students will participate in a variety of challenges, things like a 50-meter drag race, race for the fastest lap and two endurance runs, of two and four hours.
As you might suspect, Kartelec 2013 is about more than the on-track events, it's about the students actually learning something (see also: the Eco-Marathons). There are the decisions that go into building the karts, of course, but the e-Kart Association is also interested in training students to work on the "electric and hybrid vehicles of the future."
Kartelec 2013 takes place May 23-25. Admission is free. There's a video of the 2012 event below.
The town of Vierzon in France will host the 8th edition of E-Kart, an electric gokart international educational meeting with more than 40 karts designed and built by students. Admission is free.
Vierzon, France, 10th of may 2013 – The E-Kart Association brings together students from high schools, universities and engineering schools who worked on the electric go-kart as part of their studies. For the eighth consecutive year, it organizes an event on electric propulsion to highlight the work of students in different events.
A 300 m track will be built on the parking fairgrounds of Vierzon to accommodate more than 40 karts and 180 students that will demonstrate the performance of their machine during various demonstrations: 50m drag race, fastest lap, 2 and 4 hours of endurance, etc. ..
An educational project:
Thirty teams supervised by their teachers will present the fruits of their labour. Preparation of the chassis, choice of components (batteries, motor, controller), mounting: the subjects of study are numerous not to mention the opportunity to work as a project.
The most experienced teams capitalize on their previous participations and work on more advanced concepts: design of power electronics, LED lighting, data display on a touchscreen dashboard, embedded telemetry and even transmission of images using an on-board camera!
The 2013 edition will also be international since it is welcoming for the first time a Polish team from Warsaw University of Technology.
There is currently no specific training for the design and maintenance of electric and hybrid vehicles of the future. The e-Kart Association offers students to train for the vehicles of the future.
This event is organized in collaboration with ASTECH association (http://www.cartec-inno.com) and with the help of technical services of the town of Vierzon.
From Thursday 23rd of May 15h00 to Saturday 25th of May 18h00
Free entrance. Vierzon exhibition center.
206 km south of Paris – 88 km from Orléans – 129 km from Tours – 39 km from Bourges. GPS : Rue Miranda de Ebro, 18100 Vierzon. Latitude: 47.218952 - Longitude: 2.063729
Further information about e-Kart association: http://www.e-kart.fr/ Further information about electric go-karts in the world: http://www.kartelec.com