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15 Oct 2015

Future engineers take to the track to test electric technology

Students from Loughborough, De Montfort, and other higher education institutions are set to get a driver’s seat view of some of the fastest, most powerful electric cars yet.

Skilled car engineers of the future are being invited to get behind the wheel of cutting-edge electric vehicles at an inspiring race track test day.

Sports cars including the BMW i8, i3 and Tesla S2 will be putting students through their paces around the Mallory Park circuit in Leicestershire.

The event is being held to challenge the preconceived notions of electric vehicles (EV) and inspire young engineers to make their mark on a technical revolution, supporting sustainable energy.

Vehicle tests will run throughout the day, with students able to drive and ride in various cars. Talks given by EV owners and industry experts will explore what owning and running an EV is like, and the technology involved in their construction, along with a workshop on how to build an EV.

The event will take place on Wednesday 21 October, from 9.30am to 4pm. For more information and to book tickets, visit