EcoCAR 3

Background

EcoCAR 3 was the 11th U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series and is North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition. The U.S. DOE and General Motors are challenged 16 North American universities to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric car to reduce environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.

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Innovations & Highlights

Over the course of four years, EcoCAR 3 teams have to reduce the environmental impact of the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro by minimizing the vehicle’s fuel consumption and reducing its emissions while retaining the vehicle’s performance, safety and consumer appeal expected from this iconic American vehicle.

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Universities Involved

Since the beginning, more than 93 universities across North America and 16,500 students have participated in AVTCs. Each year, 200-500 students join forces in AVTCs mission of educating the next generation of automotive engineers and advancing state-of-the-art fuels and vehicle technologies.

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Winners & Awards

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 project management tactics. These static and dynamic events are judges by industry sponsors and professionals, both throughout the year and in-person at the year-end competition.

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Sponsors

Sponsors provide the hardware, software, training, and support the teams need to integrate technologies into their competition vehicles

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Media

Take a look back at the competition by reading previous press coverage, program materials and documents, publications, videos, and photos in the news and media section!

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