ProtoEV is the ultimate motorsport STEM competition for schools, colleges, youth clubs and apprentices in the UK. Participating teams learn how to retrofit petrol go karts and convert them into fully electric e-karts which, they then test and race to see which is the fastest and most energy efficient. From here, you can find everything you need to know about the ProtoEV STEM Challenge. You can register a team for a UK Regional final and explore the website to discover everything you need to get started.

What Is ProtoEV?


STEM Partnership Launch


Show your support and earn the prestige of being a founder sponsor of an innovative electric go kart STEM programme. Become a part of Net Zero and watch the community of engineering and sustainable technologies grow across the UK.


Register your organisation for the chance to race on the tracks and gain electrification skills to boost your future. Construct, test and compete in this fast-paced electric go-kart challenge.

The skills demanded of the ProtoEV challenge will be exactly those needed to make our Road to Zero strategy a reality and pave the way for a zero emission future. We face both an exciting and demanding time ahead for automotive engineering; one that has the potential to revolutionise the industry. The Year of Engineering is all about inspiring the next generation of engineers to take up that challenge.

Through converting these old go-karts into these exciting electric vehicles, students taking part in ProtoEV have shown that they are well-placed and more than capable of taking up that challenge.

To see the work of the young people taking part in the ProtoEV Challenge, building an electric go kart, testing it themselves and in due course running a series around the country – what a fantastic opportunity and what a brilliant way to bring young people into engineering, particularly young people from black and minority ethnic backgrounds, and young women. All the strength behind it I can possibly give it and we couldn’t be more happy.

Jesse Norman MP

Financial Secretary to the Treasury