pvc Propane Vehicle Challenge

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.

Event awards and winners:

1995-1996

  • 1st Place – Texas A&M University
  • 2nd Place – GMI Engineering & Management Institute/Kettering University
  • 3rd Place – University of Texas at El Paso
  • 4th Place – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • 5th Place (tie) – Texas Tech University and Western Washington University
  • Best Propane Conversion – University of Texas at Austin
  • Lowest Emissions – Texas A&M University
  • Best Fuel Economy – Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Best Teamwork Award – University of Texas at Austin
  • Simon Vega Sportsmanship Award – University of Alberta

1996-1997

Chrysler Minivan

  • 1st Place – GMI Engineering & Management Institute/Kettering University
  • 2nd Place – Texas Tech University
  • 3rd Place – University of Texas at El Paso
  • 4th Place – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • 5th Place – Western Washington University
  • Best Oral Presentation – Texas Tech
  • Best Propane Conversion – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Best Engine Out Emissions – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Lowest Emissions – Texas Tech
  • Most Improved Team – Texas Tech

Dodge Dakota

  • 1st Place – University of Waterloo
  • 2nd Place – Texas A&M University
  • 3rd Place – University of Tennessee, Knoxville
  • 4th Place – University of Windsor
  • 5th Place – Virginia Tech
  • Best Oral Presentation – University of California, Riverside
  • Best Propane Conversion – Texas A&M University
  • Best Engine Out Emissions – University of Waterloo
  • Lowest Emissions – University of Waterloo
  • Most Improved Team – University of Waterloo
  • Best Fuel Economy – University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Other Awards

  • Simon Vega Sportsmanship Award – University of Alberta, Edmonton
  • Most Innovative Component – University of Texas at El Paso
  • Best Teamwork – University of Kansas
  • Best Skit – University of Windsor