at University of Washington
Representing the University of Washington, we are a team of engineering and business students competing in the General Motors and US Department of Energy sponsored EcoCAR 2 competition.
EcoCAR 2 is a challenging and rewarding environment for developing green vehicle technology and educating consumers on the importance of sustainability. Over the next three years, our team will develop a plug-in hybrid vehicle power train for a donated 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, build a showroom quality vehicle, and launch an exhaustive outreach program intended to educate consumers on green vehicle technology. With the University of Washington’s extensive background in environmental science and transportation technology, we are confident in our ability to excel in this competition.
Good news coming in! In the acceleration and braking events, our results were: -0-60 mph time was 6.95 seconds -50-70 mph time was 3.4 seconds -breaking distance was 131 feet for 60-0 mph These are almost almost exactly our time and distance predictions based off of our simulations. Our proximity to our predictions plays a huge role in terms of scoring. Stay tuned for more updates!
We are very happy to announce that our team took 2nd place out of 15 teams at Year 3 competition! This is the culmination of a lot of hard work, many long nights and unending resilience. In addition to taking second, our team took home eight awards including: 2nd Place Free-Scale Innovation Women in Engineering—Sylvie Troxel Best 0-60 MPH time Best 50-70 MPH time King of the Hill (40-70 MPH at 3.5% grade) Dynamic Consumer Acceptability Lowest well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions Lowest Energy Consumption We had an amazing two weeks at competition and couldn’t be more thankful for the opportunity to participate in EcoCAR 2. Next up: EcoCAR 3!