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Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions for Students

ecocar year 3
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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Kristen de la Rosa

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