West Virginia University has been competing in advanced vehicle technology competitions since 1988, beginning with the Methanol Marathon. Now, with the experience of 10 AVTC's in its past, WVU has been chosen as one of the 13 universities to compete in the latest AVTC: EcoCAR Mobility Challenge. West Virginia University's EcoCAR Team is made up of over 80 undergraduate, graduate, and Ph.D students majoring in all fields of engineering, business, communications and journalism. This exceptional group of students who come from several different states and countries, will be working together for the next four years to create a hybrid-electric 2019 Chevrolet Blazer that reduces environmental impact, while integrating Connected and Automated Vehicle systems (CAVs). WVU's EcoCAR team will be using the latest cutting-edge technologies to produce the ultimate energy-efficient, high performance vehicle, while working together towards the competition's goals. EcoCAR also gives WVU students the opportunity to experience an innovative team dynamic that will be invaluable in their future careers.   Team Members:   Faculty Advisors:
  1. Andrew Nix
  2. Scott Wayne
  3. Vinod Kulathumani
  Project Manager:
  1. Benton Morris, MS in Mechanical Engineering
  Engineering Manager:
  1. Joshua Strogen, MS in Mechanical Engineering
  Communications Manager:
  1. Haleigh Fields, MS in Journalism
  1. Thomas Harris, MS in Mechanical Engineering (Spring 2019)
  1. Nikola Janevski, PhD in Computer Science
  1. Priyashraba Misra, PhD in Computer Engineering


get involved

Would you like to be apart of an organization that made a difference, impacted others in a helpful way, receive hands-on experience and work in a team base atmosphere? Join WVU EcoCAR!

contact us


395 Evansdale Drive
Morgantown, WV 26505

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