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EcoCAR 3 program receives $20,000 from GM


Mark Schang, left forward in photo, presents Dr. David Irick, forward center, and the EcoCAR 3 team with an oversized check representing General Motors’ donation to their project.


On November 11, 2014, Mark Schang from General Motors presented Dr. David Irick and the EcoCAR 3 team a check for $20,000. The money will be used to purchase components for the hybrid vehicle the team is developing based on the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro.

The UT Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering is one of sixteen schools chosen to be part of the EcoCAR competition, which pairs engineering students with business and communications students as part of the overall team goal of designing, marketing and advertising the vehicle. The EcoCAR3 competition, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, is focused on the ability of university teams to take a Chevrolet Camaro and convert it into a hybrid vehicle without sacrificing any of the “muscle car” persona that the auto conveys.