McMaster University is proud to be participating in EcoCAR 3; North America’s premier collegiate-level automotive engineering competition. EcoCAR 3 is the latest in the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. AVTCs represent a unique collaboration of government, industry, and academic partners who combine resources to explore sustainable transportation solutions. EcoCAR 3 is challenging teams from 16 North American universities to re-engineer a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric vehicle while maintaining the muscle and performance associated with the iconic 'Camaro' marque. Teams have four years (2014-2018) to design, simulate, integrate, and test vehicle powertrains to meet specific goals set by the EcoCAR 3 competition committee.
McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 Team (MEE3T) hopes to build upon McMaster University’s reputation as an outstanding technical school and academic leader in the development of sustainable advanced vehicle technology. By working closely with the McMaster Institute for Automotive Research and Technology (MacAUTO) and the McMaster-based Canada Excellence Research Chair (CERC) in Hybrid Powertrain Program research group, the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 Team is looking to establish McMaster University as a major competitor in EcoCAR 3 and in AVTCs to come.
The McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 Team is proud and excited to participate in the final year of this four yearlong competition. This year, the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR3 team has added new team members that are prepared to face new challenges, and create a unique hybrid vehicle. Over the last year, this team has been able to put into action, the plans and designs from Year 1, 2 and 3. Now in Year 4, the McMaster Engineering EcoCAR 3 team is well on its way to having a test ready vehicle. As the dates for final competition get closer and closer, the MEE3T is hard at work - creating innovative solutions for complex problems.