Posted by: Stefan Anderson | November 1, 2011

Electrathon visits Conserve School

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Last Friday the roads at Conserve School became the proving grounds for electrathon racers from Bayfield High School. Conserve School science teacher Robert Eady coordinated with the Bayfield, Wisconsin team to visit and demonstrate the vehicles to Conserve School’s students. The team brought two of their electric vehicles and after a presentation to Conserve students and staff they took the cars outside to the campus loop which was closed to traffic. Conserve School students assisted with traffic control, timing the vehicles, and communications.

The goal of an electrathon race is to travel the greatest distance in an hour. Because of the constraints on energy storage (i.e. batteries) endurance is an essential component to the design strategy. The Bayfield team competes in events put on through Challenge Wisconsin which is part of the Wisconsin Energy Efficient Vehicle Association.

Who knows, perhaps Conserve School will host an actual electrathon race in the future.



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