MEDIA ADVISORY: High school students to learn about CSU hydrogen hybrid vehicle

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.