GreenPower USA South Texas Electric Car Competition 2018 - Sponsor

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UTRGV hosts 31 middle, high school teams for first GreenPowerUSA South Texas electric car competition

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley hosted the first HESTEC GreenPowerUSA South Texas Electric Car Competition, held at the Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport on April 6-7.

Thirty one teams representing middle school, high school and colleges from across South Texas competed in the competition, which delivered the excitement of motorsport to inspire students to excel in Science, Technology, and Engineering and Math (STEM) studies.

Veronica Gonzales, UTRGV vice president for Governmental and Community Relations, said UTRGV’s first Electric Car Challenge was a huge success.

"We are so proud of all the students who competed, and their teachers and professors who helped them prepare for this competition," she said. "We are grateful for the support of our generous sponsors, partners and volunteers in helping us bring this program that engages students in STEM."

The competition started Friday with some test runs, and moved to the former Confederate Air Force hangar for the medals ceremony and to show their participation in the creation of their team vehicle.


Middle School Division

  • 1st place - Oliveira Middle School, Brownsville.
  • 2nd place - Garcia Middle School, Brownsville.
  • 3rd place - Stillman Middle School, Brownsville.

High School Division

  • 1st place - Lamar Academy, McAllen.
  • 2nd place - Harlingen High School.
  • 3rd place - San Benito High School (Boys team).

College Division

  • 1st place – University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
  • 2nd place - Texas A&M Kingsville.
  • 3rd place - Texas A&M International University.

Thank you to our sponsors for their support in the success of this event.

  • Tipton Auto Group
  • Brownsville Public Utilities Board
  • Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport
  • Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation
  • H-E-B
  • City of Brownsville
  • Brownsville Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sports Car Club of America
  • Region One Education Service Center GEAR UP
  • South Texas Xpress, Inc.

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