Monday, October 24, 2011

Who are we and what is EcoCAR 2?

We are the Purdue University EcoCAR 2 team! We are a group of 60+ engineering and technology students who are are engaged in the EcoCAR 2 competition. This blog will provide information about the competition, updates about the teams progress, our campus events and activities within the Lafayette and West Lafayette communities!

EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition that builds on the 23-year history of DOE advanced vehicle technology competitions by giving engineering students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate cutting-edge automotive technologies.

General Motors provides production vehicles, vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. The U.S. Department of Energy and its research and development facility, Argonne National Laboratory, provide competition management, team evaluation, technical and logistical support.

Through this important partnership, EcoCAR 2 aims to inspire and educate the next generation of automotive engineers and accelerate the development and demonstration of technologies that are of interest to the DOE and the automotive industry.