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Greenpower Electric car project

Building and racing cars designed and built by students

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This project received pledges on Fri 29 Apr 2016

Greenpower Project

Greenpower is a club and activity that has run for the past six years. It provides an opportunity for pupils to develop independence and the ability to problem solve through the manufacture of electric racing cars.

Why do we need to Fundraise?

We are struggling to carry the cars and equipment to races and have had to rely on the goodwill of parents; we would like to have a trailer that can hold two cars and all the helmets, overalls and tools. Any additional money will be used to buy storage racks for the hand tools. We race at five tracks each year and have been successful with the cars we run. The trailer will cost £4,200 - we have already raised £2,100 through a grant application. We have plenty of tools but these would benefit from being stored in a suitable cabinet or rack which will cost £300.00.

The Greenpower Team

We are a group of students aged 11 to 18 who are interested in engineering and also current environmental concerns. We are building vehicles that we get to drive and race where the winning team travel the greatest distance on the same power as all other teams.

Why is our project so exciting?

Electric cars provide an alternative to using fossil fuel and we have the responsibility to design better more efficient transport that will go some way to solving the present environmental concerns. Our car can run for 90 minutes on the same energy equivalent of that gained from a chocolate bar. Our latest car is a carbon fibre monocoque with light weight subframes, and is incredibly aerodynamic. A typical race will involve between 40 and 80 cars all on the same track at the same time - it is both exhilarating and exciting to watch.

Here are some photos of us in action at some of our recent events...

Find us here http://greenpower.bristolgrammarschool.org.uk/

Rewarding your generosity

Whatever the amount you can give, we have some fabulous rewards ranging from hosting people at events to providing a team photo to thank everyone who donates. Please check them out.

More importantly, no matter what you donate, you will be making a difference - supporting current Bristol Grammar School pupils. 

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9 months, 3 weeks ago

A big thank you all for supporting our fundraising for a new trailer for the Greenpower team. The first outing was last weekend, www.bristolgrammarschool.co.uk/News/Great-result-for-Greenpower.aspx

1 year, 3 months ago

Thank you to all of you who have already donated. We are really excited that we are approaching our target and will be able to take more cars out to race in the future. The Team is busy preparing for Rockingham. We are finishing off the carbon fibre body work and change of wiring on Megazord to give us more reliability and to test our new data logging.

The team are meeting tomorrow night to make these improvements.

Mr Thomas 

1 year, 5 months ago

It's great to have the website up and running.

Tonight we have a visit from Dick Lovett cars and they are bringing the BMW i3 and i8 to show the students.


Mr Thomas 

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