A team of about 35 undergraduate and graduate students is about to embark on an ambitious four-year project to redesign a Chevrolet Camaro into a hybrid-electric car.
Georgia Institute of Technology is one of 16 universities participating in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competition, EcoCAR 3. The U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Company are among the sponsors.
Delivering liquid fuel to energy-hungry forward operating bases can be both costly to the U.S. military and risky to those who transport the fuel. For those reasons, the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) wants to reduce liquid fuel consumption at these bases, by expanding the use of alternative energy sources and by improving energy efficiency.
A Georgia Tech VenutreLab company, and current ATDC resident Suniva has announced plans for a 60,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Norcross, just north of Atlanta. Suniva will be building the some of the world's most efficient solar cells. Suniva was founded by Georgia Tech Professor Dr. Ajeet Rohatgi. Visit the VenutreLab blog (see: additional links) for more information on this important development.
Each day, many students cross the Fifth Street Bridge not thinking much of the downtown connector that exhales exhaust below; but a few are working to electrify the cars that pass beneath.
In a competition
hosted by the City of Atlanta and Emory University’s Goizueta Business School,
a team of Georgia Tech students earned first prize and a monetary award for
proposing a system for electric vehicle adoption in Atlanta.
Both the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) and
Schneider Electric are currently accepting applications for events being hosted