NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL ELECTRIC VEHICLE FESTIVAL AND PARADE
September 26th, 27th and 28th
The Windsor Riverfront Festival Plaza Civic Amphitheater
and the Windsor Riverfront Shared Pathway
A 24-hour light electric vehicle endurance challenge for no less than 2 Guinness world distance records! The Grand X-Prize: This is a $10,000 prize package. This will be available to the team that can go longest distance on a light electric vehicle (L.E.V. only. No solar, wind. hydrogen or full sized autos) in 24 hours on a single charge. For contest details, visit http://www.evfestwindsor.com/index_files/Page499.htm.
The Science Fair X-Prizes: (Contingent upon sponsorship) We hope to add 3 science fair type X-Prizes available for the best submission in unconventional EV-Related projects related to any of three areas: Energy creation, energy storage, and unconventional motor design. The top 10 selected entrants will be invited to display their models for consideration by the award committee consisting of knowledgeable industry insiders. Participants should focus only on the most unconventional and original projects (homebuilt, backyard, and unique displays made with the fewest store bought, most handmade constructions) Projects can be submitted in any of the above three categories, but only one prize will be awarded to each age group.
- Junior Level: Grade school level up top Grade 8. Up to age 13
- Intermediate Level: High School level up to Grade 12. Up to age 18
- Senior Level: Entrants from Colleges and Universities. Over 18
Ride-N-Drive: This is one of the primary ways we will utilize to raise the funds to support the development of electric vehicle infrastructure and charging stations in your community. This offer is open to the general public because we are especially inviting them to experience any kind of EV from an electric bicycle to a Tesla Roadster, and everything in between, in several distinct ways.
Light Electric Vehicles (L.E.V.): This is a: “Pay-per-lap” ($2 per lap, $20 per dozen) controlled-access opportunity for the public to ride along with us, on our track, while history is being made. They may enjoy either their own, or choose from among the many light electric vehicles that we will also have available, provided they are over 16 Y.O.A., are willing to wear a helmet (provided), follow the rules, pay the fee, and pass the breathalyser. This will provide a unique, interactive on-track enjoyment experience specifically designed to encourage potential EV sales, and effectively raise EV and eco-awareness, education, fun, and money for the board-selected and randomly chosen beneficiaries in your community.
Teams can also ride for their own charitable cause on a 50/50 split between this cause and your favourite charity or non-profit. We may be able to provide the vehicle if necessary, but in this case it would be better if they brought their own. See FORM # 3 in the forms section.
Costume-party themed parade to attempt Guinness World Records for most electric vehicles in a parade in 4 different categories/
For more information, visit http://www.evfestwindsor.com.