The Purdue EcoMakers EcoCAR 2 team, which has involved several Technology students over the past three years, finished the final year of the three-year competition in fourth place. The national competition involved 15 teams.
In addition to their overall placing, the team won two other awards during competition June 1-12:
- Best braking distance, stopping from 60 MPH in 128.7 feet.
- Lowest well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions
Henry Zhang, associate professor of mechanical engineering technology, and Eric Dietz, professor of computer and information technology, were two of five advisors for the team.
More coverage of EcoCAR 2 on the CoT web site