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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:

1995-1996

  • 1st Place – Virginia Tech
  • 2nd Place- Lawrence Technological University
  • 3rd Place – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 4th Place – Ohio State University
  • 5th Place – Concordia University
  • 6th Place – West Virginia University
  • Most Energy Efficient Vehicle – Virginia Tech
  • Best Acceleration – Ohio State University
  • Best Dynamic Performance – Ohio State University
  • Best Over-the-Road Range – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lowest Emissions – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Report- University of California, Davis
  • Best Engineering Design – Lawrence Technological University
  • Best Overall Dynamic Performance – Virginia Tech
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – Concordia University
  • Best Application of Advanced Technology – Lawrence Technological University
  • Manufacturing and  Cost Special Award – University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Lowest Vehicle Driving Losses- Ohio State University
  • Best Safety – University of Maryland
  • Best Application of Advanced Materials- Lawrence Technological University 
  • Best Use of Alternative Fuels – Virginia Tech 
  • Best Workmanship – Virginia Tech
  • Best Teamwork- University of California, Davis
  • Sportsmanship- University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Spirit of the Challenge – University of Maryland
  • Best Skit- University of Illinois at Chicago

1996-1997

  • 1st Place: Virginia Tech
  • 2nd Place: Ohio State University
  • 3rd Place: Lawrence Tech
  • 4th Place: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 5th Place: Concordia University
  • 6th Place: West Virginia University
  • Most Energy Efficient Vehicle: Virginia Tech
  • Best Engineering Design: Lawrence Tech
  • Best Acceleration: Ohio State University
  • Lowest Emissions: Virginia Tech
  • Best Consumer Acceptability: Concordia University
  • Best Dynamic Performance – Virginia Tech
  • Best Over-the-Road Range – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lowest Emissions – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Report- University of California, Davis
  • Best Overall Dynamic Performance – Virginia Tech
  • Best Application of Advanced Technologies: Lawrence Tech
  • Manufacturing and Cost Award: University of Illinois at Chicago
  • Best Safety: University of Maryland
  • Best Use of Alternative Fuels: Virginia Tech
  • Lowest Vehicle Driving Losses- Ohio State University
  • Best Use of Alternative Fuels – Virginia Tech 
  • Best Workmanship – Virginia Tech
  • Best Teamwork- University of California, Davis
  • Sportsmanship- University of Wisconsin-Madison 
  • Spirit of the Challenge – University of Maryland
  • Best Skit- University of Illinois at Chicago

1997-1998

  • 1st Place (tie): Virginia Tech & University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • 3rd Place: Lawrence Tech
  • 4th Place: Michigan Tech
  • 5th Place: University of Maryland
  • 6th Place: Concordia University
  • Most Energy Efficient Vehicle: Ohio State
  • Best Engineering Design: Virginia Tech
  • Best Acceleration: Virginia Tech
  • Best Dynamic Handling: Virginia Tech
  • Best Endurance (tie): Lawrence Tech and University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Lowest Emissions: University of Maryland
  • Best Technical Report: University of Maryland
  • Best Vehicle Design: Virginia Tech
  • Best Oral Design Presentation: Lawrence Tech
  • Best Consumer Acceptability: Virginia Tech
  • Best Appearance: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Lowest Vehicle Driving Losses – University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Safety: Texas Tech
  • Best Use of Alternative Fuels: University of Maryland
  • Best Used of Advanced Materials: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Innovation in Aluminum: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Best Workmanship: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Best Teamwork: University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Sportsmanship Award: Michigan Tech
  • Spirit of the Challenge: Texas Tech
  • Best Solo: Virginia Tech

1998-1999

  • 1st Place – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • 2nd Place – Virginia Tech
  • 3rd Place – Michigan Technological University
  • 4th Place – University of Maryland
  • 5th Place – Ohio State University
  • 6th Place – Lawrence Technological University
  • Most Energy Efficient Vehicle – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Best Acceleration – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Best Dynamic Handling- University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Best Over-the-Road Fuel Efficiency – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Lowest Emissions – Virginia Tech
  • Best Technical Report – University of California, Davis
  • Best Vehicle Design Inspection – University of California, Davis
  • Best Oral Design Presentation – Virginia Tech 
  • Best Consumer Acceptability – Michigan Technological University
  • Best Use of Advanced Technologies – University of California, Davis
  • Best Appearing Vehicle- University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Innovations in Aluminum – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Best Use of Alternative Fuels – University of Maryland
  • Best Workmanship – University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Best Teamwork – Virginia Tech 
  • Sportsmanship- Michigan Technological University
  • Spirit of the Challenge – Concordia University 
  • Best Skit – Concordia University
  • Best Handling FutureCar – University of Wisconsin, Madison