Pit Lizard Team - a history

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The Greenpower Education Trust aims to inspire young people to get involved in engineering projects, promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) subjects and sustainable technology but also social inclusion.  See information on the Greenpower project on the web...

The idea for joining the Greenpower project originated in May 2009 and an initial scouting visit to a race day at Rockingham was made.  With the headteacher’s financial help the chassis arrived in Sept 2009 and the pressure was on to build the car ready for the race season starting May 2010.

Greenpower carThe am of the project was to build an electrically powered car within Greenpower specifications and compete in a 90 minute race. Teams are aged between 16 and 25 and include schools, colleges, univeristies and corporate teams, such as Bentley and Jaguar Land Rover.

The car is always being developed by The Pit Lizard student team and many events have been attended over the years.  Below are examples of typical years for the Pit Lizard team and their electric kit car:-

2009 - 2010

The student team built the chassis and bodywork and gearbox.  A number or events were attended with increasing success:- 

2010 - 2011

The student team removed the gear box, inserted an air-cooling system and applied new battery requirements.

2016 - 2017

2017 to date

The project continues, maintaining the car and participating in race meetings

Funding

The project is completely self-funded and run by the students for the students. Over the history of the project, the team has received substantial donations from many local businesses.  We would like to take this opportunity to extend our gratitude to all our sponsors, especially the Balsall Common Bugle for their continued support. We have been very fortunate to have such generous sponsors over the years but are always looking for any future sponsorship opportunities to allow us to maintain participation in the Greenpower project.