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New Year in Power Drive

The Power Drive Program is an educational effort that challenges high school students to design and build one-person electric vehicles during the school year. In the spring, these teams of students compete with one another at organized rallies in areas such as vehicle braking, maneuverability and endurance. OPPD established Power Drive in 1998 to give high school students a hands-on way to apply their studies and to promote interest in automotive, electric and energy technologies and careers.  OPPD has left the program and it is now overseen in Nebraska by a group of volunteers in an organization called EVERON.  Nebraska’s program is under the national umbrella of Electrathon America, which oversees student programs throughout the US.

West Point – Beemer has 1 team for 2017-2018 under the sponsorship of Mr. Sherwood.  During the fall semester, student work is primarily academic, learning planning skills, construction skills, electrical schemes, and aerodynamics.  Second semester is the application of those skill in the construction of the car.   Students report their construction progress in an ongoing online format you will find here on this page.

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