|dSPACE Magazine 2/2011, Dec 2011|
The final year of the EcoCar Challenge ended with an impressive show of the young engineers’ green vehicle technologies, which included extended-range, hybrid, plug-in and fuel-cell electric vehicles. 16 North American universities were challenged to design and construct a near-production prototype vehicle with the goal of improving fuel economy and lowering greenhouse gas emissions, while retaining consumer acceptability in the areas of performance, utility and safety.
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