EcoCAR Challenge

  • EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro

    All cars are getting more fuel-efficient under the rising requirements for corporate average fuel economy (CAFE) from now through 2025. Still, if you thought about the category of cars with good gas mileage, the Chevrolet Camaro muscle car likely wouldn't be high on your list. DON'T MISS: How Do You Make A Chevy Camaro Muscle Car Green? Students Have 4 Years To Try (Apr 2014) Which is exactly why it's the designated vehicle for student teams to modify in the multi-year EcoCar 3 competition, now entering its second year. The EcoCar contests, and their Challenge X predecessors as well, pit...

  • EcoCar 3 Chevrolet Camaro
    How Do You Make A Chevy Camaro Muscle Car Green? Students Have 4 Years To Try

    If you're currently shopping for a fuel-efficient vehicle, the Chevrolet Camaro probably hasn't appeared on your radar. With combined economy of 22 mpg for the most efficient, V-6 automatic model, that's not a huge surprise. But given some time and some of the finest young engineering minds as part...

  • EcoCAR2 teams will modify a Chevrolet Malibu. (PRNewsFoto/Argonne National Lab, Roy Feldman)
    EcoCar2 Will Challenge College Teams To Build Greener Cars

    The winning team for the third and final year of the first EcoCar Challenge has yet to be announced, but the next three-year competition has already been unveiled. On Wednesday, representatives from the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors officially launched EcoCar2, whose tagline will be...

  • Vehicle being crushed, from Argonne National Laboratory video
    Your Tax $$$ At Work: Argonne Lab's Better Batteries, Greener Fuels

    If you watch TV or read the papers, you'll see lots of coverage of people who are pretty unhappy with one facet or another of the U.S. government. This post is about something government seems to do relatively well: pre-commercial research and development. Here at GreenCarReports.com, we usually...

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