Virginia Tech University Students Win Top Honors in EcoCAR 2011 Contest Finale

By on Jun 20, 2011 in Announcement, Automobile, Science, Technology Comments

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Virginia Tech University students had won top honors in the “EcoCAR: The Next Challenge” contest which was awarded at the Library of Congress, as reported by US local news sites, June 17, 2011.

The Virginia Tech students were among 16 schools which competed for the “EcoCAR: The Next Challenge.” The challenge was for engineering students to develop a car that uses less fuel, gives off less harmful emissions and still maintains its performance and safety.

The extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) which used ethanol (E85), developed by the Virginia Tech students had impressed U.S. Secretary of Energy, Dr. Steven Chu, more so because of their “ingenuity and dedication.”

According to Green Garage, the following are the overall winners in the “EcoCAR: The Next Challenge.

Overall Winners

1st Place Overall – Virginia Tech University

2nd Place Overall – The Ohio State University

3rd Place Overall – University of Waterloo

4th Place Overall – Penn State University

5th Place Overall – Missouri University of Science and Technology

6th Place Overall – Mississippi State University

MathWorks Modeling Award

1st – University of Victoria

2nd – Ohio State University

3rd – Mississippi State University

National Instruments Most Innovative Use of Graphical System Design

1st – Virginia Tech

2nd– Rose-Hulman

3rd – Embry Riddle

dSPACE Embedded Success Awards

1st – University of Victoria

2nd – Ohio State University

3rd – Texas Tech University

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