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 nearing the end of Year 2 (of 4) of competition, a year filled with new team members, new challenges, and a brand new 2016 Camaro in our shop. With the arrival to of the vehicle, we have been able to put into action, the plans and designs from Year 1, and the beginning of Year 2. As the dates for final competition get closer and closer, the MEE3T is hard at work - integrating innovative solutions to complex problems.