The Mississippi State University EcoCAR team is a diverse, student-led organization that develops future leaders in engineering and business — who can design, build and market fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles. MSU placed first overall in 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2012, and maintains high ranks within presentation and event categories. MSU has participated in the past 4 EcoCAR series. In the year of EcoCAR, Mississippi State University was named the Year One winner after impressing more than 100 judges representing various EcoCAR 2 sponsors with its series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle design. Year 1 the team also received the Ron Stence Spirit of the Challenge Award and Duck Bowling Champions. For Year 2, MSU received 1st place for the Project Status Update Presentation, 2nd place for HMI/UX Video and 3rd place for MathWorks Modeling Presentation.

Year 4 Goals

  1. Throughout the four-year competition, we will strive to repeat MSU’s historical success in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, while continuing to set a basis for success in future competitions.
  2. Gather and retain strong members that will be the future of EcoCAR next year.
  3. Have “production ready” vehicle integration with V2X and CAV systems fully integrated.


get involved

Available positions: All team lead positions are filled, but there is always availability to join one of our swimlanes!

Ways to get involved: Although strongly focused on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields, team responsibilities include skillsets focused on project management, communication, innovation, controls, and simulation, among others, allowing any Mississippi State student to find their place working with EcoCAR.

There is a place for all majors!


contact us


200 Research Boulevard
Starkville, MS, 39759

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