My Electric Ride: An EV Transportation Video Challenge

Funding Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency

Electric vehicles (EVs) of all kinds are here. And we want to hear about your experience, from electric scooters to electric school buses. Create a short video showcasing your personal experience with EVs as part of EPA’s prize competition, and you may win up to $3,000.

The transportation sector is currently the largest contributor to greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in the U.S. Electrifying transportation is key to a more sustainable future by moving people and goods more efficiently. With their increased energy efficiency and zero tailpipe emissions, electric vehicles (including battery electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles) can help improve air quality in communities and lower total GHG emissions. As the grid adds more electricity-generating capacity from renewable sources like wind and solar, power plant GHG emissions will go down, making an even stronger case for EVs.

Electric vehicles with quiet motors and quick acceleration can be fun to drive or ride in, but like any new technology, they can take some getting used to at first. Though much is the same (and seamless) when moving from a gasoline- or diesel-fueled vehicle to one that uses electricity, there are some differences, like plugging in to recharge or avoiding some conventional maintenance needs. Some electric mobility options, such as shared electric bikes or e-scooters, offer more affordability, flexibility, and accessibility than personal cars for certain trips. New and emerging opportunities such as electrified scooters and e-bikes to get around more efficiently have also come about due to transportation electrification.

Learning about the benefits of electrified transportation and sharing this first-hand knowledge can play a critical part in getting us on the path to a sustainable future. This is your opportunity to share your experiences and your enthusiasm for electric vehicles with others who are curious.

Deadline: Jan. 23, 2024

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Each individual or team is limited to entering one video in the Challenge. Multiple submissions from the same source will be disqualified.

  • All participants must be United States citizens that reside across the United States and its territories.
  • Participants under 18 years of age must have parental permission to participate. Please have your parents submit the entry form. See EPA's Privacy and Security Notice for information about how EPA handle's privacy of information related to minors.
  • Federal employees acting within the scope of their employment are not eligible to participate. A Federal employee acting outside the scope of his or her employment should consult his or her ethics official before participating in the Challenge.
  • EPA employees, spouses, and children of EPA employees are not eligible to participate.
  • Teams and organizations are eligible to submit together, but prize amounts will remain the same regardless of the number of applicants per submission.

Amount Description

  • First Place Prize of $3,000
  • Second Place Prize of $1,000
  • Third Place Prize of $500

Funding Type

Prize

Eligibility

Faculty
Grad/Prof Students

Category

Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences

External Deadline

January 23, 2024