Green machine

This term QE entered the national Greenpower Challenge for the first time.

The competition requires competing schools to use a standard 24-volt electric motor and two batteries to create a competitive, well engineered electric vehicle capable of racing around a variety of circuits. Sixteen pupils from Years 9 and 10 have been selected as the race team and over the next few months they will be learning about the engineering necessary to build their own car. They are currently modelling possible frame structures. The venture also involves the students seeking sponsorship from local businesses.