After nearly three years of innovation (not to mention many long nights in the garage), EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge is hosting its first “Green Ride & Drive” at the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) National Vehicle and Fuel Emissions Laboratory on March 14th. Special guests, sponsors, and journalists that attend the event in Ann Arbor will have the opportunity to get inside student-built vehicles and take them for a spin.
With teams racing to complete their EcoCARs for the competition finals in May, the Ride & Drive offers a unique preview of what’s in store!
The event comes midway through EcoCAR’s Spring Workshop, a two-week event at EPA’s facilities that gives all sixteen teams the opportunity to refine and improve their alternative vehicles. The EcoCARs will undergo a series of emissions tests using the EPA’s chassis dynamometers – the same tests production vehicles undergo before hitting the road.
We can’t wait to see the EcoCARs in action!