Some 16 teams from Canadian and US universities will participate in the four-year challenge
The EcoCAR 3 challenge requires university teams to reduce energy use and tailpipe emissions, well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions, and maintain consumer interest in the vehicle from a performance, safety and daily driver perspective
The EcoCAR challenge takes place over a four-year period (2014-2018) and is monitored and judged by both the US DOE and General Motors
Teams will require mechanical, software and electrical engineering students but are advised to include students versed in the arts of marketing, communications and project management
The Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) are designed to provide a practical learning experience for the next generation of automotive engineers
EcoCAR 3 tasks students with updating the iconic Chevrolet Camaro muscle car into a hybrid-electric vehicle
For the past 26 years, the US Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with the North American auto industry, has sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) to provide the next generation of automotive engineers with a practical learning experience. The previous EcoCAR Challenge saw students convert and massage GM Malibus into super-efficient models, and this time for EcoCAR 3, teams are tasked with updating the iconic Chevrolet Camaro muscle car into a hybrid-electric vehicle.
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