Holden Mentors Student Teams In RACV Energy Breakthrough

Malcolm Flynn | Nov 23, 2012

Update: Bendigo Senior Secondary College took the chequered flag for the 24-hour endurance trial. Open Class winners were St Margaret’s of Berwick.

Holden staff will once again be on hand to assist with the RACV Energy Breakthrough student challenge this weekend in Maryborough Victoria.

Held annually since 1991, teams of primary and secondary school students from across Victoria (and parents and teachers) design and construct 'energy breakthrough' vehicles - pedal powered and hybrids - and compete in a range of events related to energy conservation.

For the third year running, Holden is assisting through the ‘Holden Mentoring Program’, offering experienced staff to mentor teams at a primary school level.

This year, the Red Lion has provided 18 staff from across Holden for the program, assisting schools from Lockwood to Seymour in the areas of design, construction, and vehicle dynamics.

“The RACV Energy Breakthrough changes the way in which students learn about and develop sustainable transport solutions”, Holden’s Richard Marshall said.

“At Holden, we have many of skilled employees that are keen to get involved in the program to help to generate engineers for the future that are focussed on making more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly vehicles.“

Holden will again supply a Volt range-extended EV to act as pace car for the event’s Human Powered Vehicle (HPV) trial.

Other events held over the weekend include ‘Innovations in Technology’, ‘Pushcarts’, ‘Try-athlon’, and ‘Energy Efficient Vehicles’ (EEV).

More information can be found about the RACV Energy Breakthrough here: www.racvenergybreakthrough.net (link opens in new window).

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  • Smart us says,
    1 year ago
    nice little car... i bet it has toilet built-in so you dont have leave this little beast
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