This Plug-In Hybrid Chevy Camaro Goes 40 Miles On Battery, Sips E85

MAY 25 2018 BY MARK KANE 18

The Ohio State University won (for the fourth consecutive time) the final year of EcoCAR 3, an Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors.

The Ohio State University named EcoCAR 3 Year Four winners.

In total, 16 university teams were redesigning the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro to reduce its environmental impact, while maintaining performance and safety.

Ohio State University earned 895 out of 1,000 overall points and received three awards for its plug-in hybrid Camaro:

  • 1st Place: Over-the-Road Event
  • TRC Best Total Energy Consumption
  • Best Well-to-Wheel Petroleum Energy Use Award

The car’s powertrain is a a series-parallel plug-in hybrid with a 150 kW electric motor, 18.9 kWh A123 battery and 2.0-liter engine (powered by E85) with five-speed automated manual transmission.

Up to 40 miles (64 km) on a single charge is achievable.

Results:

  • 1st Place Overall
    • Ohio State University (895 /1000 points)
  • 2nd Place Overall
    • West Virginia University (817 /1000 points)
  • 3rd Place Overall
    • University of Alabama (784 /1000 points)
  • 4th Place Overall
    • Virginia Tech
  • 5th Place Overall
    • Georgia Tech
  • 6th Place Overall
    • University of Tennessee
Energy Secretary Rick Perry said:

“EcoCAR 3 exemplifies DOEs commitment to STEM education and supporting the next generation of American innovators. The creativity and talent displayed by the students in the EcoCAR 3 competition is what will keep America’s transportation sector moving forward.”

Ken Morris, General Motors Vice President of Global Product Programs said:

“EcoCAR3 is a great program that fosters future generations of automotive engineers and business people, encouraging them to become true innovators. This year’s winners – and all the teams – are proof of that. It’s a competition that GM is proud to support.”

source: EcoCAR 3, Green Car Congress

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18 Comments on "This Plug-In Hybrid Chevy Camaro Goes 40 Miles On Battery, Sips E85"

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Nix

Ship it!!!

Totally needs to go into production.

WadeTyhon

“The car’s powertrain is a a series-parallel plug-in hybrid with a 150 kW electric motor, 18.9 kWh A123 battery and 2.0-liter engine (powered by E85) with five-speed automated manual transmission.

Up to 40 miles (64 km) on a single charge is achievable.”

“…sponsored by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and General Motors”

GM, give these students a job or rip them off! Get this baby on showroom floors. 🙂

Mister G

Hybrids are old technology toyota has been making hybrids for 20 years LOL CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

James

So wacky that they are developing plug in hybrids. What is this, 2005?

Mister G

I agree, if my son was in that program I would consider it a waste of time and money LOL I hope they aren’t using typewriters and flip phones at these universities lol CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

Prsnep

Yeah, PHEVs were all the rage in 2005, right?

SparkEV

A123 19 kWh battery sounds like 2014 SparkEV battery with fewer cells (SparkEV had 20 kWh). That battery uses no Cobalt, unlike batteries in Tesla, Nissan, BMW, etc. And that’s what I don’t worry about FUD regarding mining Cobalt. If Cobalt gets to be too much, we can still make kick-ass EV as shown by 2014 SparkEV.

Joshua Burstyn

That’s cool, I didn’t know that the cells in the spark are cobalt free!

Will

Go Buckeyes

Mister G

WHAT go back to 2005 technology LOL CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP

SJC

I am glad they have these events with Universities, it shows what young people can do!

Joshua Burstyn

Agreed. If we want to avoid the tenuous employment situation some folks in manufacturing are in now… give young ppl the chance to become employable and indispensable. This helps young people get into stable, well-paying jobs. A+

Mister G

I don’t know about that hybrids are outdated technology CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

Mister G

Nothing to see here hybrids are old technology CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

Mister G

Wait a minute hybrids are old technology what a waste of time and money, if my child were in this program I would want my money BACK CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

Mister G

The south will rise again LOL now we know why the south voted for Trump CONNECT THE DOTS ON CLEAN AIR WAKE UP FOLKS

Amperaguy

40 mile range with 18.9 kWh battery is definitely not impressive. Huyndai Ioniq has 124 mile EPA range with 28 kWh battery. I know PHEVs are heavier and need more battery buffer, but still they should achieve close to 60 miles with that battery.

volt fan

GM can use the Cadillac PHEV CT6 RWD power train in the Camaro and sell it as the “Volt SS” that many at “gm-volt.com” are asking for.