EcoCAR 3 Is a Hybrid Chevy Camaro
The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors have teamed up with sixteen universities across the country to develop the students’ automotive engineering skills in a project called EcoCAR 3, as a part of the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition. EcoCAR 3 can easily be described as a win-win-win scenario. (Yes, three wins.)
It’s a win for the students as they get the opportunity to earn valuable hands-on experience to prepare them for their futures beyond the classroom. It’s a win for the Department of Energy because the students will be working on developing cleaner modes of transportation while also working to keep the technology affordable. And it’s a win for GM because EcoCAR 3 is (drum roll, please) a hybrid Chevy Camaro.
The hybrid Chevy Camaro is meant to be environmentally friendly but also still a performance beast and still affordable to real world consumers, making this an incredibly difficult but incredibly important challenge for the students of the competing universities.
The Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition launched over 25 years ago, back in 1988. In that time, more than 16,000 students have participated in the contest.
You can find out more about the EcoCAR 3 project in the video below: