McMaster University is proud to be one of 12 North American universities participating in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge; North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition. This four-year competition challenges teams to apply advanced propulsion systems, electrification, and vehicle connectivity to improve the energy efficiency of a 2019 Chevrolet Blazer – all while balancing factors such as emissions, safety, and consumer acceptability. The McMaster Engineering EcoCAR team allows students to gain the proper hands-on experience they need, which will help them succeed in the future.


The team is actively engaged with student groups both on and off the McMaster University campus, and students range in age from elementary school to their fellow classmates at McMaster. The team emphasizes the importance of collaboration and creativity in everything they do and are always sure to identify the environmental impacts of any project. The team also works with girls in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) to help mentor them and promote the opportunities available to them through AVTC.


Over the past two years, the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR Team has been proudly making waves in the EcoCAR 4 competition, completing tasks and deliverables both creatively and in a timely fashion. Although this is the second AVTC the team has participated in, the experience gathered within the EcoCAR competition, has allowed the team to grow and excel at a tremendous rate. The team is excited to be in Year 2 of the competition and will continue to push the boundaries of innovation and learning to their full extent.

Team Members

Faculty Advisors:

  • Ali Emadi
  • Mark Lawford
  • Dan Centea

Project Manager: Mavdeep Sidhu

Engineering Manager: Megan Wood

Communications Manager: Arden Jacoby

PSI lead: Andew George

PCM Lead:  Augustino Fella Pellegrino & Matthieu Orr

CAVs Lead: Vincent Cheung & Arthur Faron

Systems Safety Lead Engineer: Joel Haydyn


get involved

The McMaster Engineering EcoCAR team recruits highly dedicated students looking to get the most out of their university experience. The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge is an interdisciplinary competition that requires successful teams to apply theories ranging from technical engineering-based curriculars to more creative communications, multimedia and marketing careers. The EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, challenges teams to incorporate all aspects of an industry-scale vehicle development program and we at the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR team, are constantly looking for multidisciplinary talent to ensure we can meet these expectations.

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1280 Main St. W.
Hamilton, ON L8S 4L8

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