High school teams from across Nebraska that designed their own electric cars will compete this spring for scholarships.
The student-built vehicles will compete in endurance, braking, maneuverability and overall design. More than 50 teams are expected.
The annual Power Drive competition begins this weekend with the Big Red Invitational on the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's East Campus.
Three other events will be held in Hastings, Grand Island and West Point during April before the May 4 championships at Werner Park in La Vista.
The contest is sponsored by the state's two largest utilities, Nebraska Public Power District and Omaha Public Power District.