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Events

Send-off for EcoCAR 2

April 23, 2013

A send-off event for CSU's EcoCAR 2 which engineering students have designed, tested, and assembled, will be held on the Oval on Thursday, April 25. Attendees can participate in rides and drives, meet the team members, and learn more about the EcoCAR 2. The event is open to the public, CSU students, faculty, and staff.

Thursday, April 25
3:30-5 p.m.
Oval

Changing the automotive industry

Students on Colorado State University’s Vehicle Innovation Team (CSU VIT) are designing, testing and assembling a vehicle that could change the future of the automotive industry – and fuel consumption across the planet.

On Thursday, April 25 the team will host a send-off event to wish the car well before it heads to the Year Two Final Competition held in Yuma, Ariz.

The event will be held from 3:30-5 p.m. at the Oval on the CSU campus. Metered parking is available in the Lory Student Center lot.

This event is open to the public as well as CSU students, faculty and staff. The send-off will showcase all of the hard work team members have done this year.

Meet the team, meet EcoCAR 2

Steven Abt, Ph.D., interim dean for the College of Engineering as well as the EcoCAR 2 faculty advisor, Thomas Bradley, Ph.D., will give opening remarks at the send-off.

Attendees can participate in rides and drives, meet the team members, and learn more about the EcoCAR 2 competition. Drive Electric Northern Colorado (DENC), an initiative that was recently launched to bring more electric vehicles into Northern Colorado, will also participate in this event.

First stop: The GM Desert Proving Ground

First the car will be taken to the GM Desert Proving Ground in Yuma where it will be tested against the 14 other cars involved in the collegiate competition. Following this, the vehicle will be taken to San Diego, Calif., where the team will complete the second portion of the competition.


Contact: Emily Keats
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