As the Challenge-X program draws to a close, GM has announced the follow-up competition: EcoCAR. Just as the car makers are trying to shorten their development times, so too must the students. EcoCar will last three years and interested teams will have to submit their applications this winter. GM will evaluate the entrants and select 16 teams to compete with an announcement coming next April. This time around students will have to take a GM car and engineer a power-train that meets CARB zero-emissions-vehicle requirements.
[Source: General Motors]