EcoCAR Sponsors in the Students’ Own Words

This month’s Year Three Finals were a resounding success, but it’s important to remember that none of the last three years of competition could have happened without the help of our fantastic sponsors. Check out the video below to hear how some sponsors helped teams design and build their vehicles, and why sponsor relationships are proving valuable for students beyond the EcoCAR competition:

All in all, more than 25 organizations teamed up with General Motors and the Department of Energy to sponsor EcoCAR:


  • General Motors Company
  • U.S. Department of Energy


  • Government of Canada
    • Transport Canada
    • Natural Resources Canada


  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
  • California Air Resources Board
  • A123 Systems, Inc.
  • dSPACE, Inc.
  • National Instruments
  • MathWorks
  • Freescale Semiconductor
  • AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc.


  • Clean Cities
  • National Science Foundation
  • Woodward
  • Robert Bosch, LLC
  • Sensors, Inc.


  • Snap-On Tools
  • Magna International/Magna Powertrain
  • Vector CANtech, Inc.


  • Protec Fuel
  • Siemens PLM Software
  • Electric Power Research Institute
  • Delphi Foundation
  • EcoMotors
  • Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation
  • igus
  • CarSim
  • XM Radio
  • OnStar