The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors are sponsors of EcoCAR. The current program, EcoCAR 3, is the latest Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition series and challenges 16 university teams to redesign a Chevrolet Camero to reduce its environmental impact. Teams must also meet the challenge of maintaining the muscle and performance of the Camero. Teams have four years (2014-2018) to complete their tasks. EcoCAR teams are encouraged to engage with their local Clean Cities Coalitions. Clean Cities–Georgia is proud to support our local team at Georgia Tech. We have also joined forces with the EcoCAR team at Mississippi State University as there is not a coalition in the state. Visit the website to learn more about this project: http://ecocar3.org/.
Meet the teams:
The EcoCAR 3 team at Georgia Tech is comprised of four managers, 23 students, and three professors. Each student is part of an engineering and non-engineering sub-team, and they meet weekly to work on deliverables and collaborate. In the first week of June members of the team attended the Year One Competition in Seattle.
Mississippi State University
Building off of its past success, Mississippi State University is excited to be competing in its 11th year of Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions. Comprised of nearly 100 students spanning over 17 academic programs, the MSU is proud of its diverse set of students that come together to push for efficiency, performance, and innovation in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.