EcoCAR3 To Use Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro

MAY 19 2015 BY STAFF 4



General Motors will donate next-generation Chevrolet Camaros to US Department of Energy’s and Argonne National Laboratory’s EcoCAR 3 competition.

For those who don’t follow EcoCAR, it’s hailed as “North America’s premier collegiate automotive engineering competition” and it’s “challenging 16 North American university teams to redesign the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining the muscle and performance expected from this iconic American car.”

According to General Motors, the “2016 Camaro is based on the Alpha architecture, which offers strong driving dynamics and refinement, as well as a balance of mass and stiffness. The new sixth-generation Camaro has shed more than 200 lbs (90.7 kg) compared with the fifth-generation model.”

The only reason this EcoCAR competition is newsworthy for us is that most of the winning vehicles are some sort of plug-in hybrid.  EcoCAR2 was won by an E85 plug-in hybrid Chevrolet Malibu.

We’ll be keeping tabs on 4-year-long EcoCAR3 as the competition gets underway.  More details on EcoCAR here.

For full details on the stock 2016 Chevrolet Camaro, click here.

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

2016 Chevrolet Camaro

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4 Comments on "EcoCAR3 To Use Next-Generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro"

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That would be sweet if someone turned it into a long-range BEV with some seriously powerful traction motors.

Chevy – get a clue.

Use those open source patents from Tesla and produce the Camaro as P85D…. there’s all the muscle you need!

It’s a competition for universities, not a design exercise for GM/Chevy.

Perhaps GM would be so kind as to provide some voltec EDU’s for them to play with as well.