EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future is a three-year collegiate student engineering competition and the only program of its kind. Focused on vehicle integration of advanced propulsion technologies, EcoCAR 2 offers an unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers. The competition challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability. The program involves both engineering and non-engineering students, undergraduates and graduates working as one team with a shared goal - to design, modify and test a hybrid vehicle based on a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu. EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future was established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE) and GM and is being managed by Argonne National Laboratory. More information is available at www.ecocar2.org and on the competition blog at http://www.greengarageblog.org.

The 15 university teams participating in the EcoCAR 2 competition are:

California State University, Los Angeles (Los Angeles, CA)
Colorado State University (Fort Collins, CO)
Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (Daytona Beach, FL)
Mississippi State University (Starkville, MS)
North Carolina State University (Raleigh, NC)
The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)
Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA)
Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (Terre Haute, IN)
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (Knoxville, TN)
University of Victoria (Victoria, British Columbia, Canada)
University of Washington (Seattle, WA)
University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Ontario, Canada)
Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA)
• Wayne State University (Detroit, MI)