Welcome to the Year 4 Competition!

EcoCAR 3 Year 4 Competition

For students traveling from across North America, the big day is finally here. It’s officially Day 1 of the EcoCAR 3 Final Competition. Four years ago, we challenged 16 schools to transform a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid electric vehicle. To win, they need to optimize energy efficiency, performance, safety and consumer acceptability while keeping an eye on innovation and cost.

Arriving to competition is a huge achievement, but they haven’t crossed the finish line just yet. While in Yuma, Arizona, they’ll be in the garage fine-tuning engines and retesting coolant loops. They’ll be on the track, evaluating the vehicle’s 0-60 pickup and its emissions output.

Next, they’ll head to the Los Angeles area where they’ll showcase their vehicles during over-the-road and ride-and-drive events. Here they will also participate in the EcoCAR 3 Year 4 Track Day and will prep for final presentations delivered to judges representing the industry, government and academia.

The excitement has only just begun. Stay tuned for video and photo updates, which will be posted here and on our Facebook and Twitter page using the hashtag #EcoCAR3.