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.
Announcing the EcoCAR Year 1 Competition LocationFebruary 2, 2023
The EcoCAR EV Challenge Year 1 Competition will be held May 21-26, 2023 in Orlando, Florida. At the year-end finale, EcoCAR teams will gather in the sunshine state to showcase their […]
The EcoCAR EV Challenge Winter Workshop Kicks Off in Austin, TXFebruary 2, 2023
Welcome to the EcoCAR EV Challenge Year One Winter Workshop! The last two days of winter storms in Austin, Texas have led to travel disruptions and widespread power outages, which [...]
Dr. Matthew Barth and UC Riverside’s Road to EcoCARJanuary 31, 2023
Written by: Trang Bui Dr. Matt Barth is the lead faculty advisor for the University of California, Riverside’s EcoCAR team and is also one of the key individuals who encouraged [...]
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Visits the McMaster Automotive Resource Center to Speak with McMaster EcoCAR TeamJanuary 29, 2023
Written by: Kyle Wyndham-West On January 25th, the Prime Minister of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and cabinet visited the McMaster Automotive Resource Centre (MARC) at the end of their three-day retreat [...]
Year 1 FAB Meets at Bethune-Cookman and Embry-RiddleJanuary 24, 2023
Over the weekend, EcoCAR Organizers and Year 1 Faculty Advisory Board (FAB) members gathered in Daytona, Beach Florida hosted by one of the EcoCAR collaborative teams, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and [...]
Meet the Outstanding Faculty from Embry-Riddle and Bethune-CookmanJanuary 18, 2023
Written by: Skye Myers, Rachel Abbott, and Marcus Cabibbo The Embry-Riddle/Bethune-Cookman team has many beloved Faculty Advisors to assist the students in all areas of the competition. Dr. Patrick Currier [...]
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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