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What is EcoCAR 3?

EcoCAR 3 is an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition sponsored by the US Department of Energy and General Motors. EcoCAR 3 challenges 16 North American Universities to reengineer a Chevrolet Camaro over four years to reduce its environmental impact while retaining the high performance characteristics of the vehicle.


Students participating in EcoCAR 3 gain valuable, hands-on, real-world experience with automotive engineering and development processes used in industry.


The Ohio State University has participated in Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions for over twenty years. In June 2014, the Ohio State team won the previous EcoCAR 2 competition.


For more information about EcoCAR 3, visit the competition website, or watch the introduction video above.


For more information about OSU's team for the previous competition, visit the OSU EcoCAR 2 website.




How can I get involved?

Regular team meetings are held on Tuesdays at the Center for Automotive Research at 6:00pm.

If you do not have transportation, pick-ups will be provided at the following locations and times on Tuesday nights:


Paterson Hall on 12 Ave. (South Campus) – 5:42pm
Archer House on Neil Ave. (North Campus) – 5:50pm
Drake Union (West Campus) – 5:55pm


The team will also begin regular Sunday workdays on September 7th. Pickup times and locations for Sundays are:


Paterson Hall on 12 Ave. (South Campus) – 9:42am
Archer House on Neil Ave. (North Campus) – 9:50am
Drake Union (West Campus) – 9:55am

Who can get involved?

Anyone can come and join the OSU EcoCAR 3 team!


Not only do we need mechanical (ME) and electrical (ECE) engineers, but computer scientists (CSE), integrated systems engineers (ISEs), business students, design students, and communications and public relations students.


No experience is necessary to join the team.

Contact information

Got questions? Send us an email.

General Questions - M.J. Yatsko

Engineering - M.J. Yatsko

Communications - Sarah Jadwin


Center for Automotive Research