Looking for an unparalleled educational experience that will charge up your students and reshape engineering education at your university? Interested in an interdisciplinary, high-profile project that provides experiential learning opportunities for your students, tacking real-world challenges facing the automotive industry? Want to build future leaders with the teamwork, collaboration, and problem-solving skills to help solve North America’s toughest challenges in energy and transportation?
Apply today to be one of 14 elite North American universities to participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge.
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors and MathWorks, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory, this four-year competition will challenge universities to engineer a next generation battery electric vehicle (BEV) that utilizes automation and vehicle-to-everything (V2X) connectivity to implement energy efficient and customer-pleasing features and meet the decarbonization needs of the automotive industry. The competition will also have a major focus on equity in mobility and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in STEM to help foster clean energy mobility solutions and opportunities for all.
Selected universities will receive:
- Up to $50K in Seed Money
- $10K in DEI Seed Money
- $250 – 500K for Minority Serving Institutions
- $360K in graduate and undergraduate student support
- $80K in travel support
- GM 2023 production vehicle and shipping to competition events
- GM North American service parts
- Extensive donation of software tools and access to proprietary data and models
- Donated components, tools, and hardware
- Industry mentors from GM, MathWorks and other sponsors
- Custom training on a wide range of technical, communications, project management and professional development topics
We are now accepting applications through January 20, 2022. Download the University RFP and view recorded EcoCAR EV Challenge Informational Webinar that was hosted on November 10th (replay here), to learn more.