EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge (formerly Challenge X), sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, with General Motors and Natural Resources Canada
Do what GM engineers haven’t: Make a Saturn Vue SUV into a low-emission, high-mpg vehicle using standard powertrain components, access to a GM engineer, and $10,000.
Last Year's Winners
Mississippi State University students modified a Chevy Equinox into a parallel hybrid-electric vehicle. It’s powered by a direct-injection turbo-diesel engine fueled
GM owns the ideas, but students keep the car and get their foot in the corporate door—the company has hired about 50 students from previous competitions.single page
Five amazing, clean technologies that will set us free, in this month's energy-focused issue. Also: how to build a better bomb detector, the robotic toys that are raising your children, a human catapult, the world's smallest arcade, and much more.