|Policy status:||In Force|
|Policy Type:||Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)|
|Policy Target:||Transport>Fuel, Transport, Transport>Vehicle type, Transport>Vehicle type>Passenger vehicles|
|Agency:||U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)|
|Funding:||Teams will receive USD 10 000 in seed money in Year One|
The EcoCAR program consists of three consecutive competitions, EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge (2008-2011), EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future (2011-2014), and EcoCAR3 (2014-2018).
These three- to four-year collegiate engineering competitions challenge North American universities to reduce the environmental impact (reduce fuel consumption, well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions, and criteria tailpipe emissions) of a given car without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. EcoCAR involved 16 universities working on a Chevrolet Equinox, EcoCAR2 challenged 15 universities to work on a Chevrolet Malibu, and EcoCAR3 will ask 16 universities to work on a Chevrolet Camaro.
Last modified: Fri, 17 Feb 2017 15:17:02 CET