ERAU EcoCAR2 Team Our Sponsors Our Vehicle EcoCAR 2
ERAU EcoCAR2 Team

ERAU EcoCAR2 Team

Our Sponsors

Our Sponsors

Our Vehicle

Our Vehicle

EcoCAR 2

EcoCAR 2

EcoCAR 2 Introduction



  • Welcome

    EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future, is a three-year collegiate engineering competition and the only program of its kind. The EcoEagles are participating in this program. The competition's mission is a vital one: offer an unparalleled hands-on, real-world experience to educate the next generation of automotive engineers. It challenges 15 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of a Chevrolet Malibu without compromising performance, safety and consumer acceptability.

  • Our Team

    The Embry-Riddle EcoEagles EcoCAR 2 team is made up of a diverse mix of ERAU students from areas of discipline ranging from engineering to business. The team is once again competing in a General Motors and Department of Energy collegiate advanced vehicle technology engineering competition.

  •  

    Our Vehicle

    EcoCar2 | Plugging Into the Future!

    EcoCar2 | Plugging Into the Future!

    The ERAU EcoEagles have chosen a series, front wheel drive Plug-In Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) for their vehicle architecture. The EcoEagles PHEV will run on both grid-electricity, and B20 bio-diesel.

  • Our University

    Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, the world's largest, fully accredited university specializing in aviation and aerospace, is a nonprofit, independent institution offering more than 40 baccalaureate, master's, and Ph.D. degree programs in its colleges of Arts and Sciences, Aviation, Business, and Engineering.


  • Get Involved!

    EcoEagles and Sponsor CheckYour support gives Embry-Riddle students the competitive edge they need to succeed on a national stage in one of the most prestigious auto-motive design competitions in the world! Developing sponsor-ships with external partners is critical to our success.  Get involved with the EcoEagles! To find out how contact: www.embryriddleecoeagles@gmail.com

     


Did You Know?

  • You don’t have to be an environmentalist to love hybrid cars.

  • The EcoEagles are made up of engineering and business students.

  • Biodiesel has the highest energy balance of any commercially available fuel, returning 4.5 units of energy for every unit of fossil energy needed to produce it.

  • Hybrid cars show much lower depreciation rates than standard gasoline cars. They are now and will continue to be in extremely high demand.

  • There are different types of electric cars. All electric cars use an electric motor. Electric hybrids use a combination of an internal combustion engine and and electric motor to propel the car.

  • The EcoEagles have presented their work to various engineering conferences and even to NASA employees.

  • Biodiesel production reduces our dependence on foreign oil from unstable parts of the world, while expanding and diversifying our domestic refinery capacity.

  • The EcoEagles make their own biodiesel at their biodiesel station located on the Embry-Riddle Daytona Beach campus.

  • Electric vehicles have been around for over 180 years

Sponsors