CamaroNews- Camaro EV’s will be coming in the near future, you can bet on it!
The Ohio State University won (for the fourth consecutive time) the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors.
In total, 16 university teams were redesigning the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining performance and safety.
Ohio State University earned 895 out of 1,000 overall points and received three awards for its plug-in hybrid Camaro:
- 1st Place: Over-the-Road Event
- TRC Best Total Energy Consumption
- Best Well-to-Wheel Petroleum Energy Use Award
The car’s powertrain is a a series-parallel plug-in hybrid with a 150 kWelectric motor, 18.9 kWh A123 battery and 2.0-liter engine (powered by E85) with five-speed automated manual transmission.
Up to 40 miles (64 km) on a single charge is achievable.
- 1st Place Overall
- Ohio State University (895 /1000 points)
- 2nd Place Overall
- West Virginia University (817 /1000 points)
- 3rd Place Overall
- University of Alabama (784 /1000 points)
- 4th Place Overall
- Virginia Tech
- 5th Place Overall
- Georgia Tech
- 6th Place Overall
- University of Tennessee