Welcome to the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team!

Our Mission is to facilitate an unparalleled learning experience to undergraduate and graduate students of many disciplines by reengineering vehicles to lower fuel consumption while maintaining consumer demand.

Thank you Delphi!

Delphi has very kindly donated a ClipperCreek charger to keep our Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles charged. The Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team would like to thank Delphi for their sponsorship and their incredible contributions to keep the team running. We wouldn't be able to do it without you!

Say hello to our newest vehicle!

We are pleased to welcome our newest vehicle, a Chevrolet Camaro, donated by General Motors for the EcoCAR3 competition. Stay tuned to our social media accounts to keep up with the hybridization process as we work to make a Camaro hybrid in time for the EcoCAR3 summer workshop in Yuma Arizona

Insta-great Visuals for Our Eco-Friendly Followers

Did you know Penn State’s Advanced Vehicle Team is now on Instagram? Follow us @psuecocar3. While Year one of the EcoCAR3 brought new team members, events, and deliverables; Year two brings a Camaro and a rejuvenation of our social media accounts. Our Facebook and Twitter pages are filled with photo updates, but Instagram adds a personal touch and allows us to deliver visual updates to our followers instantly!

Now Accepting Donations

Please donate to the Advanced Vehicle Team! Contribute to our program and help us in building one of the world's first hybrid Camaros

If you would like to sponsor the PSU AVT, please contact us for more information on how to get involved. There are three tiers of sponsorship varying from $1000-$15000 with differing benefits.

Nittany Pride Sponsorship
White Level Sponsorship
Blue Level Sponsorship
Nittany Lion Premier
  • Recognition in the sponsor brochure
  • Team Picture
  • Invitation to team social events
  • All of the Nittany pride sponship benefits
  • Recongnition on our website
  • A tax deduction
  • An official certificate of sponsorship
  • All of the white level sponsorship benefits
  • Recognition on our social media pages
  • Access to the PSU AVT resume book
  • Your logo on the competition vehicle
  • All of the blue level sponsorship benefits
  • A blog post written about your sponsorship on both our website and newsletter
  • Three apparel sets
  • Use of team members and the car for promotional events
  • A facilities tour
  • An official framed sponship certificate
  • Priority invitation to the team's social events

Would You like to join?

There are many ways to join EcoCAR!

  • Get in touch

    If you’re a student or community member and would like to get involved without taking a class, please contact us at info@hev.psu.edu

  • Visit us

    During PSU’s academic year, the PSU AVT team meets regularly on Mondays and Wednesdays in Research B, located down the road from the Bryce Jordan Center. You can find a map here. Please contact us before you drop in so that a team member can show you around.

  • Take the class

    Take the 400-level design courses Mechanical Engineering 442 and 443 (M E). Alternatively, take Mechanical Engineering 097S (M E), a freshman seminar that was first offered in the spring of 2006. Visit the university registrar’s Schedule of Courses for more information

  • Work with us

    We’re always looking for new ways to help our community, spread the idea of sustainability and talk about our vehicles. If you know of any outreach opportunities that you would like to share with us, let us know!

Are you looking for even more information?

Check out our team, sponsorship info and more!