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dc.creatorKuwabara, Kristina
dc.creatorMellor, Allison
dc.date.accessioned2019-04-09T00:30:27Z
dc.date.available2019-04-09T00:30:27Z
dc.date.issued2019-04
dc.identifier.citationEngaged Scholars, v. 7 (2019).
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1811/87329
dc.descriptionThe Ohio State University EcoCAR Program would like the opportunity to present information to promote the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. These competitions have occurred since 1988, and Ohio State has participated for the last 25 years. Ohio State has had immense success with five consecutive first-place finishes. For each competition iteration, students have had the opportunity to build a hybrid electric vehicle with innovative technology in line with industry standards. Students work together to reduce emissions, increase fuel economy, and maintain the performance of a conventional vehicle. During the EcoCAR 3 competition, Ohio State students redesigned a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro that reduced start-up emissions by 90 percent, obtained a 40-mile all-electric range, achieved a fuel economy of 40 MPG, and attained a 6.2 second 0-60 acceleration time. This hands-on experience taught future engineers how to overcome adversity by coming together to realize a shared vision of sustainability within the automotive industry. The Ohio State EcoCAR 3 team has worked with 25 competition sponsors and 13 team level sponsors. The team leveraged sponsors’ technical advice and financial support to create a successful program. In return, more than 40+ students have pursued full-time careers with either competition-level sponsors or team-level sponsors during the EcoCAR 3 program. Beyond the competition, the EcoCAR 3 team reached more than 21,500 people through 46 events in the community. The goal of the community outreach is to educate and generate enthusiasm around hybrid electric vehicles to promote a sustainable transportation solution. Also, the team has an initiative to inspire the next generation of engineers and has reached more than 900 youth during the EcoCAR 3 program. From visiting local Columbus schools to attending national youth events, the team has educated youth on the importance of sustainable technology and the different STEM opportunities available. As the next iteration of the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition has been announced through the AVTC12 Request for Proposal, the team is determined to strengthen partnerships within the community to ensure continued success and community impact.
dc.descriptionAUTHOR AFFILIATION: Kristina Kuwabara, student, EcoCAR Program, kuwabara.7@osu.edu (Corresponding Author); Allison Mellor, student, EcoCAR Program
dc.description.abstractThe Ohio State University EcoCAR Program will present information to promote the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition (AVTC). From this competition, students have had the opportunity to build a hybrid electric vehicle with industry-leading technology. Students work together to reduce emissions, increase fuel economy, and maintain the performance of a conventional vehicle. These competition goals directly align with finding sustainable transportation solutions for the future. From the EcoCAR 3 competition, Ohio State students redesigned a 2016 Chevrolet Camaro that reduced start-up emissions by 90 percent, obtained a 40-mile all-electric range, achieved a fuel economy of 40 MPG, and obtained a 6.2 second 0-60 acceleration time. We will review current community and industry partnerships that led to the team's success, which includes five consecutive first-place finishes. The Ohio State EcoCAR program is committed to strengthening partnerships within the community to ensure continued success.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherOhio State University. Office of Outreach and Engagement
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCommunity Engagement Conference. The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, January 23–24, 2019.
dc.subjectEcoCAR
dc.subjecttransportation
dc.subjectsustainability
dc.titleThe Ohio State University EcoCAR Program: Paving the Future for Sustainable Transportation
dc.typePresentation
dc.rights.ccAttribution 3.0 United States
dc.rights.ccurihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us/


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