Country:United States
Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2008
Date Ended:2018
Policy Type:Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)>Demonstration project, Research, Development and Deployment (RD&D)
Policy Target:Transport>Passenger
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.

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