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    Exclusive: EcoCar2 is on the hunt for a better, cleaner Chevy Malibu [w/video]
    Winner Of Three-Year Student Competition Named Tonight In DC 1402600500

    The students spent three years transforming an ordinary Chevy Malibu into a revolutionary vehicle. Not far from the building where General Motors once invented the Chevy Volt, a dozen or so college students are standing on the blacktop alongside a test track, watching a professional driver ...

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    Official: EcoCar3 will convert Camaro to bitchin' eco rides

    In the 47-year-history of the Chevrolet Camaro, there have been countless college-age kids spending a ton of time getting under the hood and souping 'em up. Now, General Motors is adding a twist to the concept by donating 16 Camaros for the EcoCar challenge that puts university teams together to ...

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    Official: E85 plug-in hybrid Chevy Malibu powers Penn State to second year EcoCar 2 win [w/video]

    Decked out in enough stickers to make a NASCAR driver jealous, the cars in the EcoCar 2 competition finished year two of their three-year journey last week, with Penn State declared the winner. Fifteen universities are taking part in EcoCar 2, which involves taking a 2013 Chevy Malibu and making ...

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    Official: Mississippi State University wins Year 1 of EcoCar 2 with plug-in hybrid Chevy Malibu

    The winner of the first year of the EcoCar 2 Challenge is the design for a series-parallel plug-in hybrid electric vehicle from Mississippi State University. EcoCar 2: Plugging In to the Future is a three-year competition where college students try to make the most efficient modifications to a ...

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    Exclusive: Thailand's green car manufacturing took a beating, back to ticking

    Last fall, Thailand was hit by a devastating flood that damaged parts of 65 of Thailand's 77 provinces, killed 815 people and affected the lives and homes of more than 13 million. Some parts of Bangkok were under over two meters (6.5 feet) of water (PDF) and normal life in the city came to a ...

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    Virgina Tech wins EcoCAR competition with E85-fueled extended-range electric vehicle

    Late last night, students from Virginia Tech University got wind that their E85-burning extended-range electric Equinox was named the overall champ of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge. Throughout the three-year-long competition, the Virginia Tech team hit incremental goals that boosted the vehicle's ...

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    EcoCar finals get underway at General Motors' Milford Proving Grounds

    Starting today, students competing in the collegiate engineering competition, EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, began putting their alternative-fuel vehicles through a series of tests for the final time before the winning team is announced on June 17th in Washington, DC. For the next week, the ...

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    EcoCAR2 wants cleaner, greener batch of cars of from college kids

    At the 2011 SAE World Congress in Detroit, MI, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) assistant secretary for policy and international affairs, David Sandalow, announced the official launch of EcoCAR 2: Plugging into the Future. This three-year competition, established by the DOE and General Motors, ...

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    MSU students win stage 2 of EcoCAR challenge with 118 MPGe plug-in hybrid

    MSU's award winning EcoCAR towing test equipment - Click above to watch video after the jump
    If you take a group of talented college kids and set them loose to re-engineer a vehicle for ultimate efficiency, the end result can look like the 2010 EcoCAR challenge-winning entry from Mississippi ...

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    EcoCar student engineers offer ten green resolutions

    The EcoCAR competitors certainly know how to think big. The engineering students from 16 universities involved in the challenge are only trying to "design and build a greener car of the future" using a Saturn Vue as a starting point. But they also know when to tone the dreams down and think about ...

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    EcoCAR, Year Two starts in Boston; student engineers cleaning up the Saturn Vue

    GM may have discarded the Saturn brand in the company's bankruptcy, but there are still at least 150 young engineers working hard to turn a Saturn Vue into the most efficient vehicle possible. The engineers are all students from 17 universities who are participating in the EcoCAR challenge, the ...

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    General Motors launches ChallengeX followup: EcoCar, the NeXt Challenge

    Last spring, General Motors wrapped up the fou- year Challenge X program where 17 university teams from the United States and Canada competed to design and build a hybrid drive Chevrolet Equinox. At the conclusion of Challenge X, GM announced that the follow-up competition would be called EcoCar. ...

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    EDTA 2008: GM shows off EcoCar Saturn Vue

    click above image for a high-resolution gallery of the GM EcoCar
    Last year, at the end of the Challenge X, GM announced the EcoCar competition for engineering students at universities in North America to rework a GM vehicle to be better and cleaner. The Challenge X teams worked on Chevrolet ...

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    GM announces ChallengeX follow-up, EcoCAR, the NeXT Challenge

    The Challenge-X student design competition sponsored by General Motors and the Department of Energy is now in the last of a four-year schedule with the final phase coming up in May 2008. The Challenge-X gave teams of engineering students the opportunity to convert a Chevrolet Equinox to an ...

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    Toyota likes free money, signs on to Thailand's eco-car plan

    Toyota told Reuters they will join Thailand's plan to be the eco-friendly car production capital of the world. Trying to repair the economic damage to the Thai car industry from the 2006 coup, the Thai government is offering green car makers 50 percent cut in the excise tax, no income tax for 8 ...

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    Thailand to try EcoCar project again

    First called ACES, the EcoCar project in Thailand is on again. But conflicting forces that killed it a couple years ago might appear again. The idea is to build a low-priced vehicle smaller than the Toyota Yaris or Honda Fit that meet Euro crash standards and gets outstanding fuel economy with low ...


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