Competition launched for 7 to 19 year olds to design electric vehicle chargepoints of the future

The government has just launched a competition for 7 to 19 year olds to design the electric vehicle charge points of the future, inspiring the next generation of engineers.

The ‘Eco Innovators’ competition calls on students to submit creative designs for public electric vehicle charge points, an increasingly recognisable and critical part of UK streets.

The competition aims to encourage budding innovators, engineers and artists to learn more about the vital engineering sector and zero-emission transport. Winners of each of the 2 age categories will have their winning designs made into real-life prototypes with support from industry experts and their charge point displayed at the Electric Vehicle Experience Centre in Milton Keynes.

Submissions to the competition will be judged by a panel from organisations including the RAC Foundation, the National Grid, the National Transport Design Centre, Design Council, Living Streets, EV Thank You and the Office for Low Emission Vehicles.

The competition closes on Friday 18 October 2019. The winning entries will be announced shortly afterwards.

Further information can be found on the government’s Year of Engineering website.