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Wayne State University EcoCar 3 Team Drives The Future

Students Transform Chevy Camaro to Hybrid for 2015 Competition

Detroit, MI – The Wayne State University (WSU) EcoCAR 3 team, comprised of select Engineering
students, is hard at work preparing for the EcoCAR 3 Final Competition to be held May 29-June 5, 2015.

EcoCAR 3 is a new four-year collegiate engineering competition sponsored by the U.S. Department of
Energy (DOE) and General Motors (GM) that builds upon the 26-year history of the DOE’s Advanced
Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTC). The program seeks to develop the next generation of
automotive engineers with unparalleled experience designing, building and promoting leading-edge
automotive technologies.

The WSU team represents Detroit, the automotive capital of the world, being the only university in the
state of Michigan participating in this competition. The team is made up of over 30 undergraduate and
graduate students from engineering and communications disciplines. Students of all cultures come
together to contribute their experiences and ideas to Wayne State’s portion of the competition. The team
truly embodies Wayne State’s diverse student body with members native to different countries all over the
world coming together to pursue automotive related degrees in the motor city.

With the help of additional competition sponsors such as MathWorks, Bosch, Snap-on, and many more –
Wayne State students interact with software and tools that compliment their classroom education.

The Wayne State EcoCAR 3 team meets multiple times during the week to prepare for the Final
Competition, hosted in Seattle, Washington at the end of May 2015. At Final Competition, the progress of
the team’s designs will be presented to an esteemed set of judges from industry and government
organizations. The team’s efforts will be recognized and tested in comparison to the teams from 15 other
North American Universities to show the progress of Detroit and to make the automotive capital of the
world proud.

For additional information about EcoCAR 3, please visit our social media channels; Facebook, Instagram,
and Twitter. Team information can be found at http://www.wsuecocar3.com/.

About EcoCAR 3
EcoCAR 3 is a four-year collegiate engineering program that builds on the successful 26-year history of
the Department of Energy’s Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTC) by giving engineering
students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge, eco-friendly
automotive technologies. General Motors provides each of the 16 competing teams with a Chevrolet
Camaro, as well as vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. The
U.S. Department of Energy and its research and development facility, Argonne National Laboratory,
provide competition management, team evaluation and logistical support. Through this important
public/private partnership, EcoCAR 3 provides invaluable experience and training to promising young
minds entering the North American job market. EcoCAR 3 follows the widely acclaimed competition series
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future.

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