Close this search box.

Year 2 Competition

About The Year 2 Competition

From May 13 – May 22, 2024, EcoCAR students, faculty, sponsors, and organizers will gather in Yuma and Phoenix, AZ for the EcoCAR EV Challenge Year 2 Competition. This competition will bring together the 13 teams who each embarked on their own journey 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 needs of the automotive industry.

During Stage 1, teams will gather in Yuma, AZ, at the General Motors Desert Proving Ground to undergo vehicle technical inspections that will evaluate the safety and quality of the team’s vehicle integration and functionality. Teams will then put their vehicles through a series of dynamic events.

During Stage 2, EcoCAR teams will transition to Phoenix, AZ, to give static presentations that will showcase their hard work and effort from Year 2 to sponsors and judges across each of the key the areas of the program: Engineering, Project Management, Communications, and Equity in Mobility.

The competition special events will feature a Sponsor Social Networking and Recruitment event, as well as team and faculty celebrations. The competition finale on May 22nd will include a Sponsor Social Networking & Recruiting event where sponsors will have the opportunity to recruit the competition’s top talent. The day will conclude with the Year 2 Awards Ceremony where teams will take home more than $100K in prize money and a Year 2 winner will be crowned!

Year 2 Vehicle events

Award Winners



EcoCAR EV Challenge’s Year Two Competition celebrates 13 teams’ ‘immediate impact’

May 13, 2024
Read More
EcoCAR News

The Winter Workshop Wraps at AAM

February 6, 2024
Read More
EcoCAR News

EcoCAR Winter Workshop driving teams forward, energizing sponsors

February 2, 2024
Read More
EcoCAR News

That’s a wrap: Fall workshop concludes at MathWorks

October 9, 2023
Read More
EcoCAR News

Welcome to the Year 2 Fall Workshop

October 5, 2023
Read More