EV and Hybrid Vehicle Winter Tips

As consumers are becoming more aware of how to protect the environment, hybrid vehicles are more viable than ever. The future of the automotive industry is happening now – all around us people are becoming concerned about their impact on the environment. Not only do hybrid vehicles help you save some money at the pump,.. read more →

06 Dec 2013
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Insta-great Visuals for Our Eco-Friendly Followers

Did you know Penn State’s Advanced Vehicle Team is now on Instagram (@psuecocar2)? While Year Three of the EcoCAR2 brought new team members, events, and deliverables; Year Three also calls for a rejuvenation of our social media accounts. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are filled with photo updates, but Instagram adds a personal touch and.. read more →

02 Dec 2013
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Big Thanks to Snap-on

One of the reasons our team thrives throughout the competition is due to the great support of the EcoCAR 2 sponsors. This past Monday, our team was lucky enough to have a representative from competition sponsor Snap-on pay the garage a visit, and fill our team in on what the company is all about. Founded.. read more →

22 Nov 2013
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Welcome to the Team!

Our team is always welcomes new members! The team was just extremely fortunate to welcome aboard Renee Frohnert and Julian Boney. Renee is currently a sophomore majoring in electrical engineering. She has always been interested in cars and even spends her time working on them over her summer breaks. She found out about our team.. read more →

08 Nov 2013
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Local Famous Faces Stop by Our Garage!

On Monday, October 28th, 2013, our team had the honor of hosting an informational open house event for some of our community’s biggest influencers. Penn State President Rodney Erickson, visited our garage for the first time! Also in attendance was State College Mayor Elizabeth Goreham; Dr. Karen Thole, Department Head of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering;.. read more →

01 Nov 2013
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PRCC National Odyssey Day= SUCCESS!

Last Friday, our team attended the fourth annual National Odyssey Day event in Oakdale, PA hosted by Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities, in conjunction with the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC).  The purpose of Odyssey Day events is to offer multiple activities that set out to educate the population about implementing “cleaner transportation technologies.” These.. read more →

18 Oct 2013
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Year Three is in full spring

Hello friends, family, sponsors and various types of supporters! We have decided to dedicate this blog post to updating you on our Year Three progress—because guess what?  We’re back and ready to work. After our Year Two competition win in May of this year, Penn State EcoCAR 2 said goodbye to most of our graduating.. read more →

11 Oct 2013
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The LONG AWAITED Blog Post

Hopefully you already heard, and heard correctly, our Penn State EcoCAR 2 team won first place at Year Two Competition! The team brought home 11 awards and nearly $18,000 in prize money that will be used in Year Three of the competition. The whole team is definitely excited and more than grateful to have won.. read more →

14 Jun 2013
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Day 9!

We are finally in San Diego for the second round of Year Two Competition.  Yesterday our communications teams attended San Diego Education Day where students from local schools came to view each universities vehicle and learn more about the EcoCAR 2 competition.  The students enjoyed our “Build Your Own Ecocar” activity and the fun prizes.. read more →

21 May 2013
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Almost there

Our team worked all through the night with the Malibu attempting the Emissions and Energy Consumption test for the second time and made adjustments. The testing depleted the battery of our vehicle, so the morning consisted of charging. When we charge the vehicle it is unserviceable. Our vehicle is untouchable during this process, giving our.. read more →

18 May 2013
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