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Here’s how the EcoCAR 3 teams are going to green up their Camaros

Published: November 10, 2015

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Filed under: Green , Chevrolet , GM , United States , Hybrid Plug-in hybrids with E85-powered engines are the powertrain of choice for almost everyone in the EcoCAR 3 challenge. Continue reading Here’s how the EcoCAR 3 teams are going to green up their Camaros Here’s how the EcoCAR 3 teams are going to green up their Camaros originally appeared on Autoblog on Tue, 10 Nov 2015 17:59:00 EST


A Chevy Camaro hybrid? That’s what EcoCAR3 could bring

Published: April 10, 2015

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Filed under: Government/Legal , Green , Chevrolet , Green Culture Figuring out a way for a hybrid powertrain to co-exist with the performance expectations of a classic American muscle car is a challenge that could vex that most experienced automotive engineers. It’s a challenge, in fact, being handed to a bunch of college students. Continue reading A Chevy Camaro hybrid


Official: EcoCar3 will convert Camaro to bitchin’ eco rides

Published: April 25, 2014

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Filed under: MPG , Chevrolet , GM In the 47-year-history of the Chevrolet Camaro , there have been countless college-age kids spending a ton of time getting under the hood and souping ’em up.


Official: E85 plug-in hybrid Chevy Malibu powers Penn State to second year EcoCar 2 win [w/video]

Published: May 25, 2013

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Ethanol , EV/Plug-in , Green Culture , Hybrid , Chevrolet , GM Decked out in enough stickers to make a NASCAR driver jealous, the cars in the EcoCar 2 competition finished year two of their three-year journey last week, with Penn State declared the winner. Fifteen universities are taking part in EcoCar 2, which involves taking a 2013 Chevy Malibu and making it as green as possible. The final challenges of Year Two were to conduct drives at the GM Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, AZ and then undergo a round of judging in San Diego, CA


EcoCar finals get underway at General Motors’ Milford Proving Grounds

Published: June 11, 2011

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , Hydrogen , GM Starting today, students competing in the collegiate engineering competition, EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge , began putting their alternative-fuel vehicles through a series of tests for the final time before the winning team is announced on June 17th in Washington, DC. For the next week, the vehicles will undergo safety, emissions and other technical inspections at General Motors ‘ Milford Proving Ground.


MSU students win stage 2 of EcoCAR challenge with 118 MPGe plug-in hybrid

Published: May 29, 2010

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in , Hybrid , MPG , Green Daily MSU’s award winning EcoCAR towing test equipment – Click above to watch video after the jump If you take a group of talented college kids and set them loose to re-engineer a vehicle for ultimate efficiency, the end result can look like the 2010 EcoCAR challenge-winning entry from Mississippi State University (MSU), pictured above. Twenty students from the university dedicated a lot of time and effort to create the ultra-efficient plug-in hybrid


EcoCAR, Year Two starts in Boston; student engineers cleaning up the Saturn Vue

Published: September 30, 2009

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies , Green Culture , GM , Green Daily GM may have discarded the Saturn brand in the company’s bankruptcy, but there are still at least 150 young engineers working hard to turn a Saturn Vue into the most efficient vehicle possible. The engineers are all students from 17 universities who are participating in the EcoCAR challenge, the three-year follow-up to Challenge X