A team of UT students, including Tullahoma’s Katelynn Routh, is wrapping up the second year of a three-year competition to see which group of young engineers can leave the smallest carbon footprint while making the biggest impression on the auto industry. Established by the United States Department of Energy and General Motors, the competition, called
EcoCAR 2 News
After receiving the keys to a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu less than a year ago, students on the UT EcoCAR 2 team have completely redesigned it to make it more eco-friendly. Now, their hard work will be tested against other teams across North America in the second phase matchup. The graduate and undergraduate students on the teamwill have a send-off event at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, April 29, on the top floor of the Eleventh Street Parking Garage, on the corner of 11th Street and Cumberland Avenue.
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 Department of Energy and General Motors.
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 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.