Team Tuesdays: University of Washington

University of Washington EcoCAR 2 is a highly interdisciplinary team comprised of undergraduate and graduate students from engineering, business and art backgrounds.  The team is developing a parallel through-the-road plug-in hybrid vehicle powertrain (PHEV). With the University of Washington’s background in environmental science and transportation technology, the team is confident in its ability to excel in the EcoCAR 2 competition.

The University of Washington has extensive experience in advanced vehicle technologies.  From developing composite materials for Boeing to designing a carbon fiber monocoque for Lamborghini, University of Washington engineering students have the tools to succeed in pushing the envelope.  However, since this is the school’s first time participating in an advanced vehicle technology competition (AVTC), the team is building an EcoCAR-dedicated facility from the ground up. The goal is to create a laboratory for ongoing alternative fuel research beyond the scope of the competition. The UW Advanced Vehicle Works is born!

Take a look at this entertaining video from the University of Washington to learn more about their EcoCAR program and witness some of the Washington “personality” that makes the team so fun to work with! They may be funny in the video but when it comes to advanced technology vehicles, they’re all business.