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This week’s Team Spotlight Video highlights the Penn State EcoCAR team!

Take a look at the video below to see how designing their EcoCAR vehicle has prepared Penn State team members for careers in automotive engineering.

Exposure to General Motors’ (GM) vehicle development process, as well as hands-on experience in vehicle design and integration, has given these students unparalleled training in their field. According to GM mentor Paul Shoytush, “If you want to work in the automotive industry, this is the best way to gain experience and to show the automotive industry what you can do.”

The Penn State vehicle, which uses a series architecture that incorporates B20 fuel into a diesel engine, took home 3rd place at the EcoCAR Year Two Finals, and we can’t wait to see how the team does in Year Three!

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This week’s Team Spotlight Video highlights the Missouri S&T EcoCAR team!

Check out the video below to hear from team members about the invaluable contributions EcoCAR is making to the university and how they have personally benefited from participating in the competition.

Students are not only applying their studies to their work with EcoCAR, team members are bringing a wealth of knowledge obtained through the EcoCAR experience back into the classroom. Add $5 million in stimulus funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and excellent educators and what’s the result? A remarkable academic program that would make virtually any university green with envy. You can read more about Missouri S&T’s innovative coursework in the GG blog post – Courses Charge Up Future Electric Vehicle Plug-In Engineers.

This week’s Team Spotlight Video highlights the Rose Hulman EcoCAR team!

Watch the video below to hear about how RHIT drives their Pre Post Trans Parallel Hybrid vehicle almost every day and about some of the latest modifications they’re making based on the invaluable feedback they continue to receive from industry professionals.

Rose-Hulman Faculty Advisor Marc Herniter sums up the EcoCAR experience quite well when he asserts, “If you want to be part of the future and change the world, this is the project you want to be in.”


This week’s Team Spotlight Video highlights the Georgia Tech EcoCAR team!

Check out the video below to find out a little about GT’s two-mode hybrid EcoCAR and to hear a few of the many convincing reasons to get involved in the EcoCAR Challenge. A reason provided by the GM mentor for the Georgia Tech EcoCAR team, Bill Venner – the skills students obtain through EcoCAR “will allow them to pick whatever job they want in the hybrid industry.”

This week’s Team Spotlight Video highlights the University of Victoria EcoCAR team!

Watch the video below to learn about UVic’s plan for optimizing their vehicle in Year Three and for more details about their EcoCAR, a plug-in hybrid extended range electric vehicle. The EcoCAR may start off operating by battery power, but don’t underestimate its capabilities – team members estimate that their EcoCAR can go from 0 to 60mph in 7.5 seconds!

This week’s Team Spotlight Video features the North Carolina State EcoCAR team!

Check out the video below to see and hear NC State team members talk about their extended-range electric vehicle architecture, how they measure their miles per gallon gas equivalent and the incredible auto industry exposure they get as part of the EcoCAR Challenge.

For the next several weeks, the Green Garage Blog will feature a Team Spotlight Video each Thursday.

Watch below to catch a glimpse of the first Team Spotlight Video featuring interviews with Michigan Tech team members talking about reasons to join the EcoCAR Challenge, a description of how the team’s vehicle runs and some cool shots of the students in action!

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