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2014-07-08 08:21:11

PLYMOUTH, Mich., July 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Johnson Controls, a global multi-industrial company, is proud to be the seating sponsor of the first-place award-winning EcoCAR 2. Johnson Controls Automotive Seating supplied the seats for Ohio State University's EcoCAR 2 vehicle. As the vehicle's seating sponsor, Johnson Controls conceptualized, designed and built eco-friendly seats that showcase its innovative and sustainable products. "EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future," is a national...

2014-06-13 08:20:32

University of Washington and Penn State University Teams Finish Second and Third WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. announced the winning team of the competition, The Ohio State University, as they took home the overall winners title at the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals. The team's exceptionally engineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with energy storage, electric drive and ethanol (E85) fueled engine...

2014-04-25 00:20:19

16 Teams Rev Up for Collegiate Automotive Engineering Competition WASHINGTON, April 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. today announced the official launch of the EcoCAR 3 competition, introducing the 16 participating universities and revealing the Chevrolet Camaro as the vehicle selected as the platform for the competition. "EcoCAR is an opportunity for the next generation of automotive engineers to help design and build innovative advanced vehicles...

2012-09-02 23:05:10

EarthPM and ECOCar2 partner to empower the students working on tomorrow´s electric vehicles. Cape Neddick, ME (PRWEB) September 01, 2012 EarthPM, LLC (http://earthpm.com) is proud to announce that it will be collaborating as the vendor of choice for Project Management training for project lead participants in the ECOCAR2 Competition. As part of our agreement, EarthPM will provide a 1-day customized workshop in project management for the students from the 15 North American...

2011-07-25 09:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Virginia Tech recently was named the overall winner of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate vehicle engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors (GM). The Virginia Tech Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) designed and built an extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) that uses E85 (ethanol) and achieves fuel efficiency of 81.9 miles per gallon gasoline equivalent. With National Instruments...

2011-06-17 07:00:00

WASHINGTON, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Students from Virginia Tech University learned last night that their teamwork, perseverance and hard work have led to top honors when they were named the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge after designing and building an exceptional extended-range electric vehicle (EREV) using E85 (ethanol). Throughout the three-year competition, the Virginia Tech team hit incremental goals that helped the vehicle achieve fuel efficiency of 81.9...

2011-06-09 10:00:00

MILFORD, Mich., June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, students competing in the collegiate engineering competition, EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, began putting their vehicles through the paces for the last time before the winning team is announced next week in Washington, DC. The event at General Motors' (GM) Milford Proving Ground marks the final step of a three-year project that afforded some of North America's most brilliant engineering students the opportunity to redesign a GM-donated...

2011-04-21 08:00:00

DETROIT, April 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A team of Wayne State University students from the College of Engineering have been chosen to participate in EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future, a one-of-a-kind program established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors. This three-year collegiate engineering program will educate the next generation of automotive engineers, giving them the knowledge and skills needed to continue the evolution of automotive propulsion...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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