The culmination of the EcoCAR 3 series is underway, and students are in the final stretch of reaching the 99% VDP milestone as they execute activities and reach for the Year Four finish line.
This year the Competition will take place in three different cities from May 10-22, 2018. Events will kick off at GM’s Desert Proving Grounds in Yuma, AZ, where the student Camaros will undergo rigorous safety inspections. Once the vehicles pass the first testing stage, they will begin a series of dynamic events such as emissions testing, drive quality and handling.
From there teams will move to southern California for the second leg of the Competition. In Fontana, Calif. teams will have an opportunity to test their Camaros at the Auto Club Speedway racetrack where they will compete in an Autocross, Acceleration & Braking, and the Consumer Appeal event. After the racetrack activities, teams will present to industry and government judges in six different categories and for several sponsored awards in Pomona, Calif. Once presentations wrap up, teams will hit the open road and cover a 150 mile course through Los Angeles County public roads where the Camaros will be scored in every-day driving applications including city, highway and fuel consumption.
The Competition finish line is in Hollywood, CA on May 22nd where students will have the opportunity to display their hard work over the last four years to the media. Later that evening, winners in more than 40 judged categories, and the overall first place team will be announced at an awards ceremony.
Stay tuned for more exciting Year Four Competition details at EcoCAR3.org.