Colorado State University engineering students are partnering with Northern Colorado Clean Cities to teach students from Northridge High School in Greeley about the national EcoCAR 2 competition and alternative fueled vehicles and technologies. The outreach and education event starts at 11 a.m. at the CSU Motorsports Engineering Research Center.
What: High school students to learn about CSU EcoCAR 2 project and advanced vehicle technologies
When: 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Thursday, April 24
Where: CSU Motorsports Engineering Research Center, 3299 W. Vine Drive in Fort Collins
Who: Students from Northridge High School in Greeley
Why: The CSU Vehicle Innovation Team has spent the past three years rebuilding a Chevy Malibu for EcoCAR 2, a national competition sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy. The competition requires students from 15 universities across the nation to explore a variety of powertrain architectures for electric-drive vehicle technology.
The CSU team has designed a vehicle that operates on a combination of compressed hydrogen gas and electricity, and uses no gasoline. Its only emission is clean water produced by a reaction between fuel cells, hydrogen, oxygen and electricity for propulsion.