Following up our recent feature on the Woodleigh School, we've turned the spotlight on the untouchable Queensland team from Ormeau Woods State High School. They swept all before them in a smooth and fast display to take line honours with their pedal and electric powered Energy Efficient Vehicle.
Whilst our teams this week in Australia have been racing to get their entries in as quickly as possible, the Girton Racing Team from Bendigo is in Singapore taking on a very different type of challenge. They're in Singapore for the Shell Eco-Marathon (Asia) and are aiming to cover 900km their vehicle with just one litre of petrol.
It's time to take control of your account, with the 2017 RACV Energy Breakthrough entries (for Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) Primary) set to open at 8AM AEDT today, Wednesday 15th, March.
Since publishing the RACV Energy Breakthrough handbook which includes Vehicle Specification and Trial Regulations and Rules, a number of schools have been quick to express concerns about changes to the seat belt mounting rules and with the power restrictions placed on pedal/electrically EEVs.
The long-awaited 2017 School's Handbook is finally here! After much checking, reviewing and double checking, rules, regulations, specifications and criteria are now available for viewing in preparation for entries opening on the 15th of March, 2017.
Not many schools achieve back-to-back success in Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) events. So, we caught up with their Team Manager and RACV EB Alumni Jono Keane to find out more about their approach. Whilst they were pipped for line honours by Energy Efficient Vehicles on both occasions - first by Rode RAGE (2015) and then by Ormeau State High School (2016) - there was still plenty for the Woodleigh team to be proud of as we discovered...