The great ACE race - company looking to get electric car across the line

Dale Sellers is looking for people aged 16-24 to participate in a 24 hour race in fully electric cars.

Dale Sellers is looking for people aged 16-24 to participate in a 24 hour race in fully electric cars. - Credit: Dale Sellers

A specialist education company is looking for volunteers to help develop a fully electric car for a 24-hour event, putting their racing knowledge and prowess to the test.

Action Community Enterprises (ACE), based in Rackheath, wants to expand its race team in order to achieve the goal of rolling out the fully electric vehicle with their sights firmly set on the finish line.

Dale Sellers, e-race team leader at ACE, said the project was introduced to him after his boss had discussions with the Green Power Team, a UK based charity who sets up the race.

The car arrived as bare-naked chassis but will have free reign on the external design while adhering to safety regulations.

The car arrived as bare-naked chassis but the team will have some free reign on the external design while adhering to safety regulations, much like Formula One. - Credit: Dale Sellers

Dale said: "We want to get youngsters, between 16-24, enthused with science, maths and engineering.

"What better way to do that than to give everyone a goal and enhance their common interest in competing."

The race is being held at the Lotus race track in Hethel on June 19 and consists of two types of race.

Dale said: "The first race is based on performance so who can get across the line first.

Volunteers working on the race car in preparation for June 19 when they will race at Lotus race track.

Volunteers working on the race car in preparation for June 19 when they will race at Lotus race track. - Credit: Dale Sellers

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"The second race is an endurance race where the teams see how much distance they can get out of one set of fully charged batteries.

"This will be a great for those taking part as it will test them on taking the best lines for the task at hand.

"Taking one line during the performance race may not be the best line for the endurance race so it will be about getting the most out of the car in different ways."

One of the previous entries that Dale and the ACE Team will be running against.

One of the previous entries that Dale and the ACE Team will be running against. - Credit: Greenpower

The team will be racing against roughly 35 other teams from around the country.

Dale is looking to fill many different aspects of the team, from the pit crew to the social media team.

He said: "Those who are currently involved are loving it.

"They're picking up loads of new skills and can't wait to get out there and race."

Dale Sellers heads up the project and said those taking part are "picking up loads of new skills".

Dale Sellers, who is the e-race team leader, heads up the project and said those taking part are "picking up loads of new skills". - Credit: Dale Sellers

The car arrived as bare-naked chassis but the team will have some free reign on the external design while adhering to safety regulations, much like Formula One.

ACE will also be running tests on the car before the lights go green in June.

They can be contacted on 01603 720308.