Welcome to Team Tuesdays: A new feature of Inside the Green Garage! From now until competition begins, we’ll highlight a new team video every Tuesday on the blog.
This week check out a great video from the Mississippi State University (MSU) EcoCAR 2 team, which is comprised of 84 members, spanning across 16 majors. The team is led by a mechanical engineering graduate student, serving as team leader, and five graduate group leaders, all of whom have significant experience in Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs).
MSU first became involved in the AVTC series with the four-year Challenge X competition in 2004. The team is currently competing in its eighth year of AVTCs. In addition to Challenge X, Mississippi State also competed in EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge which finished up in May of 2011. For EcoCAR 2, the MSU team will be recreating their 2013 Malibu into a Series-Parallel PHEV.
Currently the MSU team is broken into the following sub groups: Mechanical, Electrical, Controls, Business, Outreach and Emissions. Together these groups work collectively to achieve and exceed the standards set forth by the EcoCAR 2 competition – to create a vehicle that is more safe and fuel-efficient and that exceeds current consumer acceptability standards.