UCR EcoCAR Challenge

What is the EcoCAR Challenge?

The EcoCAR EV Challenge is at the cutting edge of automotive engineering education and challenges students to engineer a next generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) that utilizes automation and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to implement energy efficient and customer-pleasing features, while meeting the decarbonization need of the automotive industry. 15 North American universities have been selected to compete in the EcoCAR EV Challenge.

 

Left to right: Guoyuan Wu, Jacqueline Garrido Escobar, Grace Johnson, Saswat Priyadarshi Nayak at the EcoCAR Launch workshop in Washington, D.C.
Left to right: Guoyuan Wu, Jacqueline Garrido Escobar, Grace Johnson, Saswat Priyadarshi Nayak at the EcoCAR Launch workshop in Washington, D.C.

UCR has earned a spot as one of the 15 universities to participate in this prestigious series

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), General Motors and MathWorks announced the 15 North American universities and the 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ as the vehicle selected for the EcoCAR EV Challenge, the next DOE-sponsored Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) set to begin in Fall 2022.  Managed by Argonne National Laboratory, the EcoCAR EV Challenge will be at the cutting edge of automotive engineering education, serving as a proving ground for future automotive engineers. The four-year competition will challenge students to engineer a next-generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) that deploys connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) features to implement energy efficient and customer-pleasing features, while meeting the decarbonization needs of the automotive industry.

 

 


 

EcoCar Team

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  • Students