EcoCAR 3 builds on a proud 29-year history of U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Competitions that exemplify the power of public/private partnerships in providing invaluable experience and training to promising, young minds readying to enter the job market.
Representing the University of Washington, the UW EcoCAR3 team consists of engineering, communications, and business students competing in the EcoCAR 3 competition. Over four years, the team will have modeled the vehicle and potential drivetrain architecture, built a showroom quality hybrid vehicle, and launched an exhaustive outreach program intended to educate consumers on green vehicle technology. With the University of Washington's background in environmental science and transportation technology, the team is confident in its ability to excel in this 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. In addition, with the previous advanced vehicle work experience from the EcoCAR 2, the team will sure be well equipped for the next challenge. The UW EcoCAR3 team's goal is to maintain our laboratory for ongoing alternative fuel research beyond the scope of the competition. The UW Advanced Vehicle Works shall continue and thrive.