evc Ethanol Vehicle Challenge

Winners_EVC

Each year, university teams compete in a variety of static and dynamic events that range from oral presentations to on-road vehicle testing to communications and business tactics. These static and dynamic events are judged by industry sponsors and professionals, both throughout the year and in-person at the year-end competition.

Below includes more detail about event awards and winners:

1997-1998

  • 1st Place – Wayne State University
  • 2nd Place – University of Waterloo
  • 3rd Place – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 4th Place – University of California – Riverside
  • 5th Place – Cedarville College
  • Best Oral Presentation - University of California – Riverside
  • Best Ethanol Conversion – Mankato State
  • Lowest Emissions – University of Waterloo
  • Best Fuel Economy – Wayne State University
  • Best Engine Out Emissions – Kettering University
  • Best Handling – Mankato State
  • Best Acceleration – Wayne State University
  • Best Cold Start Performance – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 1st Place, Best Appealing Vehicle – Mankato State
  • 2nd Place, Best Appealing Vehicle – University of Nebraska
  • Most Innovative Component – Idaho State University
  • Simon  Vega Sportsmanship Award – Cedarville College 
  • Best Skit – University of California – Riverside

1998-1999

  • 1st Place – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • 2nd Place – University of Texas at El Paso
  • 3rd Place – Kettering University
  • 4th Place – University of Waterloo
  • 5th Place – Wayne State University
  • Best Fuel Economy – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lowest Emissions – Wayne State University
  • Best Cold Start Performance – University of Texas at El Paso
  • Best Ethanol Conversion – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Most Innovative Component – University of Nebraska, Lincoln
  • Best Engine Out Emissions – University of Waterloo
  • Best Flame Arrestor Design – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Best Oral Presentation –University of Waterloo
  • 1st Place, Most Appealing Vehicle –Minnesota State University – Mankato
  • 2nd Place, Most Appealing Vehicle -University of Nebraska – Lincoln
  • 3rd Place, Most Appealing Vehicle –University of Texas at El Paso
  • Best Off-Road Handling – Kettering University
  • Best Acceleration – Cedarville College
  • Best Hill Climb – Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • Spirit of the Challenge – University of Kansas
  • Simon Vega Sportsmanship – Idaho State University
  • GEC Outstanding Faculty Advisor – Dr. Ryan Wicker, University of Texas at El Paso and Chuck Allport, Cedarville College

1999-2000

  • 1st Place – University of Texas at Austin
  • 2nd Place – University of Waterloo
  • 3rd Place –  University of California, Riverside
  • 4th Place – University of Texas at El Paso
  • 5th Place – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Best Fuel Economy (tie) –  University of Waterloo and University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lowest Emissions –  University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Best Cold Start Performance – University of Texas at Austin
  • Most Innovative Component – University of Texas at Austin
  • Best Oral Presentation –University of Texas at El Paso
  • Best Ethanol Conversion – University of Waterloo
  • Best Vehicle Appearance – Wayne State University
  • Simon Vega Sportsmanship – Minnesota State University, Manakto
  • Governor’s Ethanol Coalitions Outstanding Faculty Advisor – Dr. William Weins and Dr. Alexander Peters, University of Nebraska, Lincoln