The culmination of the EcoCAR 3 series is quickly approaching, and students are in the final stretch of completing all activities before reaching for the Year Four finish line.
This year the Competition will take place in three different cities from May 10-22, 2018. Events will kick off at GM’s Desert Proving Grounds in Yuma, AZ, where the student Camaros will undergo rigorous safety inspections. Once the vehicles pass the first testing stage, they will begin a series of dynamic events such as emissions testing, drive quality and handling.
From there, teams will move to southern California for the second leg of the Competition. In Fontana, Calif. teams will have an opportunity to test their Camaros at the Auto Club Speedway where they will compete in the Autocross, Acceleration, and Consumer Appeal events. After the racetrack activities, teams will present to industry and government judges in six different categories and for several sponsored awards in Pomona, Calif. Once presentations wrap up, teams will hit the open road with a 150 mile road rally through Los Angeles County public roads where the Camaros will be scored in every-day city and highway driving applications, as well as fuel consumption.
The EcoCAR 3 finale will be in nearby Hollywood with a Media Ride and Drive event. Later that evening, winners in more than 40 judged categories, and the overall first place team will be announced at an awards ceremony where more than $100K in awards will be given out!