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Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team

EcoCAR teams are tasked with incorporating innovative ideas, solving complex engineering challenges, and applying the latest cutting-edge technologies to ultimately reduce energy consumption.

Human Powered Sub testing in a pool.

What is HEVT?

HEVT is committed to challenging its students to apply knowledge in unique ways in order to create cost effective and innovative solutions to sustainable transportation issues. HEVT accomplishes this by competing in EcoCAR 3, a North American collegiate competition sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. The overarching goal of the competition is to reengineer a Chevrolet Camaro to be more fuel efficient while maintaining the safety, performance and consumer acceptability of the vehicle.

Engineering students working in a chemical engineering lab.
Kiran Bagalkotkar sitting on the tailgate of a driving simulation car.
Students working on the BOLT motorcycle team.

Who can join? 

The students who work on the project are primarily senior mechanical engineering and electrical engineering students, though passionate students of any discipline are encouraged to apply.

Recent Awards

In 2018, the Virginia Tech HEVT placed fourth at the National EcoCar3 competition.

Fast Facts

Team size: About 15 members
Department Afiliation: Mechanical Engineering
Workshop: Ware Lab

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