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Claire Basista- Communications Team

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Claire Basista- Communications Team

What is
EcoCAR 2
?
The Nation’s Premiere Collegiate Engineering Competiton
- 15 Universities, 2013 Chevy Malibu

Training for future fleet of engineers
-mechanical
-electrical
-computer
-business
-communications

Benefits from EcoCAR 2
Training for engineers, communicators, and business

Marketing for sponsors
Jobs from prestigious companies

Real world experience that you will not receive in the classroom
We’ll see you around! NCSU
EcoCAR 2!
Triangle Clean Cities Coalition
Goal: reduce and displace petroleum dependence
Encourage alternative fuels
Biodiesel (B20, B80, B100)
Natural Gas (LNG, CNG)
Propane
Hydrogen
Ethanol (E85, E15)
Electric
Triangle chapter since 1999;
U.S. since 1993


EVs typically require less maintenance than conventional vehicles because:

The battery, motor, and associated electronics require little to no regular maintenance

There are fewer fluids to change

Brake wear is significantly reduced, due to regenerative braking

There are far fewer moving parts, relative to a conventional gasoline engine.


http://www.afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/electric_maintenance.html
Maintenance and Safety
of Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Emissions
from Hybrid and Plug-In Electric Vehicles
Hybrid electric vehicles (HEVs), plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs), and all-electric vehicles (EVs) typically produce lower emissions than conventional vehicles do. When measuring well-to-wheel emissions, the electricity source is important: For PHEVs and EVs, part or all of the power comes from off-board sources of electricity. There are emissions associated with the majority of electricity production in the United States.
Compare Electricity Sources and Annual Vehicle Emissions
Comparing Well-to-Wheel Greenhouse Gas Emissions
http://www.afdc.energy.gov/vehicles/electric_emissions.php
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