Vehicle Arrives for EcoCAR 2 Competition
A group of University of Tennessee, Knoxville, engineering students felt like 16-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. They’ve spent the past year planning their design with the goal of making the GM-donated car a better, more efficient hybrid vehicle than what is currently on the roadways. Now, they get to see their hard work pay off as they begin to implement their design into the car.