The UW ECOCAR 3 team is competing in the U.S. Department of Energy's EcoCAR 3 competition. EcoCAR 3 is an advanced vehicle technology competition in which North American universities are redesigning a Chevrolet Camaro to reduce energy consumption and emissions, while maintaining a production ready design. This involves a major redesign of many of the Camaro’s systems, including the drivetrain. Additional information, including detailed descriptions of sub-teams and groups, can be found at the EcoCar 3 website.

Getting Involved

The EcoCAR 3 team is student-driven, with support from faculty advisors and external industry advisors. It is open to all class standings (freshman through grad student) and is looking for students from all engineering disciplines, as well as business and communications.

The EcoCAR 3 team is composed of technical and administrative sub-teams. The technical sub-team includes groups that focus on the mechanical design, electrical design, controls, and modeling and simulation, and the administrative sub-team includes groups that focus on business and communications-related aspects of the project.

The EcoCAR 3 team typically expects students to commit an average of 10 hours per week and is looking for students who can commit to one or more years of involvement. This team has a well-developed organizational structure with a broad spectrum of projects. New team members, who invest themselves in the project, will have a valuable learning experience.

Students interested in joining VIP should follow the instructions on the Joining page.


Questions regarding the EcoCAR team can be directed to the contacts on the EcoCAR contact info site.