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Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team places sixth in EcoCAR 3 competition

May 31, 2016

The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team finished in sixth place in Year Two of the EcoCAR 3 competition, it was announced Thursday night, May 26, at the contest's concluding dinner at the Hotel Del Coronado in San Diego.

EcoCAR3 is a four-year competition, sponsored by General Motors and Argonne National Laboratory, which challenges university teams from across North America to compete in the redesign of a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, with the goal of reducing its environmental impact and incorporating new technologies and innovative ideas, while maintaining vehicle performance.

This year, the team was tasked to take its technical plans developed in the first year (before receiving the vehicle) and implement them in the vehicle. Year Three will include rigorous testing of the vehicle’s performance in a range of track events, and the final year will require teams to achieve performance results as well as addressing the customer expectations of a market-ready vehicle.

Sixteen university teams took part in the challenging 10-day competition, which took place at the Desert Proving Ground in Yuma, Arizona, and in San Diego. Only the top six teams received overall awards.

A complete list of award winners will be available athttp://ecocar3.org/year-two-competition/awards/. 

To learn more about the team, read "Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team powers students on the road to success."

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