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June 18, 2014

Ohio State University Races to the Finish as the Winner of EcoCAR 2

For the last three years, teams from 15 colleges across North America have been putting the pedal to the metal designing, building and refining an energy-efficient, consumer-ready alternative fuel vehicle as part of the Energy Department’s EcoCAR 2 competition. On June 12, as the competition drew to a close, The Ohio State University was crowned the winner of EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future.

EcoCar 2, a collaboration between the Energy Department and General Motors, challenges collegiate teams to develop innovative ways to improve the fuel economy and reduce the environmental impact of a vehicle without compromising its performance, safety, or consumer acceptance. Over the course of the competition, EcoCAR 2 put students’ skills to the test while providing them with hands-on, real-world experience to become clean energy leaders. For the complete story, see the EERE Blog.