UT’s EcoCAR 2 team has been working to build a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle which reduces greenhouse gas and tailpipe emissions and also petroleum usage through the implementation of cleaner energy and renewable resources.
The Knoxville News Sentinel interviewed UT’s Eco CAR2 team about their three-year challenge to convert a Chevrolet Malibu into a more eco-friendly car. The team is rebuilding it to run off ethanol and electricity. Their designs, though similar to hybrid cars already on the market, will be different in how the systems interact, said Mitchel
A group of engineering students feel like sixteen-year-olds when they received the keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu they are going to remodel to make more eco-friendly. The graduate and undergraduate students are part of a team competing in EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future, a three-year collegiate engineering competition established by the US
UT’s EcoCAR 2 team won sixth place overall at the EcoCAR 2012 Competition in Los Angeles. The fifteen universities competing in EcoCAR 2 gathered for six days of judged competition in May with $100,000 in prize money up for grabs. The team also won second place for the mechanical presentation.
John Utley, a senior in mechanical engineering, was interviewed via satellite by WREG-TV while in Los Angeles for the EcoCAR 2 competition. EcoCAR 2 is a three-year collegiate engineering competition in which students design and build their own hybrid car.
John Utley, a senior in mechanical engineering, was a guest on WBIR-TV to talk about his involvement in EcoCAR 2. The team is working to improve fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions through advance vehicle technologies.
Faculty, staff, students, and alumni are sharing the big ideas that are making a difference in their world and the world around them. UT senior John Utley is studying mechanical engineering. He’s on the EcoCAR 2 team, working to improve fuel efficiency and reduce harmful emissions through advance vehicle technologies.
A team of researchers from UT Knoxville is working on building a better, greener car—and General Motors (GM) is supporting it. UT Knoxville has been selected to join fifteen other universities in the EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future Competition.