Our Plan

Ohio State EcoCAR is building a series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle powered by E85. In the spring of year two, Ohio State EcoCAR plans to integrate all major powertrain components into the Camaro. This includes a 2.0 liter engine, five-speed automated manual transmission, 150 kW electric machine, and an 18.9 kWh energy storage system.

Technical goals

ACCELERATION
  • A vehicle with the power to meet 0 to 60 in 6.5 seconds
SAFETY
  • A multi-year validation strategy for evaluation and refinement of controls
RIDE AND HANDLING
  • Maintain expected ride and handling performance through vigorous dynamic testing
EMISSIONS
  • A vehicle with reduced emissions relative to the stock Camaro, targeting fewer than 115 g/km well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions
ENERGY CONSUMPTION
  • A vehicle with electric-only range of 40 miles and an overall fuel economy of 60 MPGge.
CONSUMER ACCEPTABILITY
  • A showroom-ready vehicle with innovative features, including performance and efficiency modes for the Camaro.Adient Logo