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EcoCAR 3 Competition

Connected, automated and electric vehicles
Sustainable transportation and urban futures

U.S. Department of Energy

General Motors


EcoCAR 3 was the featured 2015 U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC) series. As North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition, EcoCAR 3 challenged 16 North American university teams to redesign a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro by demonstrating emerging automotive technologies while still maintaining the performance expected from this iconic American car.


EcoCAR 3 was ASU’s first participation in the competition. Students are responsible for creating and meeting deliverable deadlines in areas of engineering, project management, and communications. Team membership allows students to earn credit toward their degrees and gain hands-on experience engineering, managing and creating communications content in an automotive industry-like setting.

In Year 1, ASU’s EcoCAR 3 team received awards for the Best Facilities Inspection and Clean Cities Collaboration. The team also received the MathWorks Modeling Award in both Year 2 and 3.



ASU Leads

Lina Karam

Professor, School of Electrical, Computer & Energy Engineering

Abdel Mayyas

Assistant Professor, Automotive Engineering at the Polytechnic School

Yan Chen

Assistant Professor, Automotive Engineering at The Polytechnic School

Jeff Wishart

Clinical Assistant Professor, Automotive Systems Department

James Contes

Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering Technology, College of Technology and Innovation