Purdue University will hold the inaugural Electric Vehicle Grand Prix April 18 as part of a program to encourage a new generation of highly skilled workers to design, build and service EVs. Fifteen go-karts will race in the event at Purdue’s Grand Prix track in West Lafayette, IN. The race will last about an hour, with the EVs covering about 100 laps. The vehicles are built on a kart platform consisting of a tubular-steel frame 5-ft. (1.5 m) long and 44 ins. (112 cm) wide. The EVs will ...

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