05/30/17

Buckeyes nab victory in EcoCAR 3 competition

The Ohio State University’s EcoCAR 3 team won its third consecutive EcoCAR 3–Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition Thursday night.

EcoCAR 3 is a four-year collegiate automotive engineering competition that challenges 16 universities across North America to redesign a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, improving its efficiency and emissions while retaining the iconic Camaro performance value.

With the win, the Buckeyes stretched their three-year winning streak to four years, having come in first in the final year of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In To The Future competition and the first two years of EcoCAR 3.

“They’re the best prepared team that I’ve brought to an EcoCAR competition,” faculty advisor Shawn Midlam-Mohler said. “They set the stage for a great competition by putting over 2,000 miles on the car prior to coming, and gave so much of their time to the competition.”

The team was recognized for its outstanding performance across all events of the competition, taking home 15 awards overall.

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