Introducing the EcoCAR 3 – Supporter Sponsors

Sponsors provide the hardware, software, training, and support the teams need to integrate technologies into their competition vehicles.

This arrangement gives students access to components and systems that might otherwise be unavailable or too expensive for them to use. Sponsors are able to promote their technologies and observe how they perform during rigorous and innovative use. Sponsors have the opportunity to meet, work with, and recruit hundreds of the nation’s most motivated and talented engineering students. Sponsors also gain international media coverage and develop partnerships with government, industry, and academia.



Woodward_Stacked_2c_TM-(1) (1)Woodward is an electronic system integrator and a leader in the application of code generation onto the production controller. Woodward is the supplier of MotoHawk(r) model-based software development tools. Woodward’s MotoHawk Control Solutions product line supplies electronic systems, tools, and controller hardware to the industrial, power generation, automotive, marine, recreational, and aviation industries. Woodward enables its customers to be electronic system integrators using tools including MotoHawk(r) for the following applications: Gasoline Engine and Transmission Control, Diesel Engine/Emissions Control, Hydraulic Hybrid, Electric Hybrids/Plug-In Electric, Integration-Multiplexing/ CAN Based Control, Chassis-Hydraulics control, Autonomous Vehicles and Small Engine EFI.



EnerDelEnerDel is committed to providing its customers with the most efficient and effective, production-ready solutions to meet their needs in developing energy storage, transportation, mass transit and task-oriented applications. This commitment is at the core of the EnerDel brand. Superior technologies paired with advanced materials differentiate the products we manufacture. EnerDel’s quality-driven approach and engineering expertise – more than 85 issued patents with an additional 40 pending – enable us to design solutions that address the needs of our customers and deliver the results they require. EnerDel designs, builds and manufactures lithium-ion energy storage solutions and battery systems with a focus on heavy duty transportation, on- and off-grid electrical, mass transit and task-oriented applications.



Proterra-LogoHeadquartered in Greenville, S.C. Proterra was founded in 2004 with a vision to design and manufacture world-leading advanced technology heavy-duty vehicles powered solely by clean domestic fuels. With the launch of their fast charge EcoRide™ BE35 battery electric bus, Proterra has become the leading innovator of zero-emission commercial vehicles. Proterra’s products help transit agencies deliver clean, quiet-running, rider- and neighborhood-friendly vehicles that meet government regulations and local mandates. At Proterra, each bus made is purpose-built and designed to meet the test of time and the needs of tomorrow’s transportation market today. To learn more about Proterra and its advanced EV technology, please visit You can also like Proterra on Facebook and follow the company on Twitter.



Ricardo-LogoRicardo is a global, world-class, multi-industry consultancy for engineering, technology, project innovation and strategy. With a century of delivering value, the company employs over 1,900 professional engineers, consultants and staff. Its people are committed to providing outstanding value through quality engineering solutions focused on high efficiency, low emission, class-leading product innovation and robust strategic implementation. Ricardo’s client list includes the world’s major transportation Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM), supply chain organizations, energy companies, financial institutions & governments. Guided by its corporate values of respect, integrity, creativity & innovation and passion, Ricardo enables customers to achieve sustainable growth and commercial success. Ricardo is proud to be a sponsor of EcoCAR 3 and Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs). Working with the college teams, shaping the future of alternative energy and developing the innovative spirit of future engineers is part of Ricardo’s corporate culture of innovation and technology excellence.