Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions
North America's Premier Collegiate Automotive Engineering Competitions
We are North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competitions. Established in 1988 as a partnership between the U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory, the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions engage middle school- through higher-ed-aged students in STEM education, creating a pipeline for workforce development and future automotive engineers. With more than 30,000 alumni in the industry, AVTCs build a diverse workforce to help maintain the U.S.’ competitive edge in the global automotive marketplace.
Just The Facts
A four-year AVTC challenging 15 North American universities to engineer a next-generation battery-electric vehicle utilizing automation and vehicle-to-everything connectivity to implement energy-efficient, customer-pleasing features and meet the automotive industry’s decarbonization needs.
A three-year immersive engineering competition that challenges North American universities and their community college partners to design, build, test and integrate an advanced EV battery pack into a Stellantis vehicle. Teams gain valuable engineering skills that transcend the classroom environment.
Sponsors provide the hardware, software, training and support the teams need to integrate technologies into their competition vehicles. This arrangement gives students access to components and systems that might otherwise be unavailable or too expensive.
Recent AVTC News
BattChallenge teams ready for vehicle announcement, behind-the-scenes looks at Stellantis’ operations
Historically Black Institution Jackson State University Chosen to Participate in Battery Workforce Challenge
Jackson State only HBCU selected to help craft battery of the future
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s participation in the Battery Workforce Challenge
The Winter Workshop Wraps at AAM
Green Garage Blogs
Stellantis visits Clemson University’s International Center for Automotive Research
Meet Marlen Rojas: Explore her journey with the CSULA & Cerritos College’s BattChallenge team
The OSU/WU Team Welcomes the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ
Revving Up Change: Exploring the Future of Automotive Innovation at UA
Illinois Tech EcoCAR LYRIQ Launch
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