V6 Engine and Transmission Out, Flex-Fuel Engine and Transmission In

The Virginia Tech EcoCAR team recently completed the first step in a multiphase flex-fuel (85 percent ethanol and 15 percent gasoline) engine integration process.

In less than a month after receiving the flex-fuel engine,  it is up and running and the controls team is communicating with the engine.

“HEVT is off to a good start, but must prepare to face even bigger challenges in the next six months leading up to competition,” said Patrick Walsh, a graduate research assistant from Richmond, VA.

What do you think of the flex-fuel engine and transmission? We think it’s pretty cool!