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About the Battery Workforce Challenge

The Battery Workforce Challenge collegiate competition is a three-year engineering competition that challenges North American universities and their community college partners to design, build, test and integrate an advanced EV battery pack into a Stellantis vehicle.

Year One Recap

2024 Ram ProMaster EV Vehicle Overview

Each Battery Workforce Challenge team will receive a 2024 Ram ProMaster EV from Stellantis. Once received, students will get to work designing, building, testing and integrating an advanced electric vehicle battery pack into their vans.

The 2024 Ram ProMaster EV was introduced earlier this year and is designed specifically for electrification, featuring a unibody design that efficiently incorporates the production battery pack. Perfect as a work van to perform commercial activities, this application serves as an exciting opportunity for students to design batteries for bigger vehicles.

Competition Vision and Goals

The Battery Workforce Challenge is an immersive, hands-on learning experience for all students to gain valuable engineering skills that transcend the classroom environment. Students will:

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Overall Engineering Management award-winner Owen Schrieber credits UA & Shelton State BattChallenge teammates’ ‘hard work’

July 12, 2024
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Borgerson brings technical expertise to OSU & CSCC’s BattChallenge team

July 11, 2024
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OSU & CSCC team’s David DeLisle takes home Overall Project Management Award

July 2, 2024
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Outstanding Faculty Advisor for a Vocational School Award ‘validation’ for winning OSU & CSCC BattChallenge team

July 1, 2024
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Sponsor spotlight: Eaton’s Scott Sullivan finds sponsorship, year one competition ‘extremely rewarding’

June 24, 2024
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Headline Sponsors

The U.S. Department of Energy, in partnership with Argonne National Laboratory, will provide program management, team evaluation and logistical support to educate the next generation of automotive industry engineers. This unique collaboration aims to streamline EV technology development in the automotive industry.

Stellantis will provide each competing team with a production vehicle, vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support.

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Become a Sponsor

Take ownership in training the future battery and EV workforce. Become a BattChallenge sponsor and mentor the next generation of game-changers.

Explore the Teams

Explore the 12 North American universities teams and their vocational school partners that have been selected to participate in the Battery Workforce Challenge collegiate competition.

Team Spotlight

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/ Bethune-Cookman University

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