Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions for Students
|On the fifth day of the EcoCAR Year Three competition, students got to interact with national media and were paid a visit by Thomas Stephens, General Motors Vice-Chairman, Global Chief Technology.
Since 1987, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has sponsored more than 45 advanced vehicle technology competitions through Argonne National Laboratory. These competitions represent a unique coalition of government, industry and academic partners who have joined forces to explore sustainable vehicle solutions. Argonne organizes and operates these competitions to
- Accelerate the development and demonstration of technologies of interest to
DOE and the automotive industry,
- Provide the automotive industry with a new generation of engineering leaders
with highly desirable experience, and
- Help prepare the market to accept advanced vehicle technologies.
The current competition is EcoCAR2: Plugging into the Future.
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