Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions
North America's Premier Collegiate Automotive Engineering Competitions
Established in 1988 by the U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory in partnership with the automotive industry, Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) are North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competitions and DOE’s flagship workforce development program for future automotive engineers. AVTCs engage students from middle school through higher education, creating a pipeline that both encourages students to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) and has seeded more than 30,000 graduates into industry, helping to build the diverse workforce needed for the U.S. to be competitive in the global marketplace.
Old Meets NewMarch 21, 2023
Written by: Grace Yeh During the EcoCAR EV Challenge, The Ohio State University will be collaborating with Wilberforce University to form a dynamic, diverse, and impressive team. Old will meet […]
Seeking Success: How McMaster EcoCAR is Empowering Women in STEM LeadershipMarch 8, 2023
Written by: Rida Khan and Kyle Wyndham-West Diversity is a crucial component of the McMaster EcoCAR team. Diverse backgrounds, opinions and leadership are important to the team’s performance as the [...]
ERAU & BCU Women in STEM are Leading the EV ChargeMarch 2, 2023
Written by: Skye Myers The Embry-Riddle / Bethune Cookman EcoCAR EV Challenge team strives for equal female representation on their collaborative team. Currently, 40% of the student leadership positions are [...]
DEI In Action at UA EcoCARFebruary 17, 2023
Written by: Helene Renninger The University of Alabama’s EcoCAR EV Challenge team works to develop an energy efficient vehicle while addressing and educating members about the importance of diversity, equity, [...]
Georgia Tech EcoCAR: Building a Strong Team Through DEIFebruary 14, 2023
Written by: Angel Garcia, Natalia Alvarez Rodriguez Georgia Tech EcoCAR is committed to fostering a Diverse, Equitable, and Inclusive (DEI) environment for all our members. Georgia Tech’s EcoCAR members have [...]
EcoCAR EV Challenge Winter Workshop Wraps in AustinFebruary 7, 2023
Last week the EcoCAR Teams, Sponsors, and Organizers gathered at the Hotel Viata in Austin, TX from February 2-4, 2023, for the EcoCAR EV Challenge Year 1 Winter Workshop! Although the [...]
Introducing the latest AVTC:
2022 - 2026
The EcoCAR EV Challenge challenges 15 North American universities to engineer a next generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) that utilizes automation and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to implement energy efficient and customer-pleasing features, while meeting the decarbonization need of the automotive industry.
The competition kicks off this fall and will conclude in Spring 2026.
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