Meet the Woman Behind GM’s Desert Proving Grounds: Chrissie Hengesh

At the end of Year Two, EcoCAR 2 teams spent seven grueling days putting their vehicles to the test at the General Motors Desert Proving Grounds in Yuma, Arizona. Under the scorching sun, the student vehicles were evaluated for emissions, energy consumption, hot weather performance and much more. Who oversaw this challenging and rewarding learning experience for our student competitors? Desert Proving Ground Operations Supervisor Chrissie Hengesh, who was on hand throughout the Year Two Competition in May.

Chrissie was also recently profiled for General Motors’ “Faces of GM” series! Learn more about her experience with EcoCAR 2 in the video below: