Washington, D.C. - Today, Energy Secretary Steven Chu will join Kent Helfrich, Executive Director of electronic controls and software at General Motors (GM), on a conference call to congratulate Virginia Tech as the overall winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge. Students from Virginia Tech will join the call to discuss the real world experience they gained in the program and the winning fuel-efficient vehicle they designed and built.
Sixteen schools competed in the EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge, a three-year collegiate student engineering competition - sponsored by the Department of Energy and GM - that focuses on advanced vehicle technologies that minimize fuel consumption and emissions.
For more information about EcoCAR, please visit www.ecocarchallenge.org.
|WHO:||Secretary of Energy Steven Chu
Kent Helfrich, Executive Director, Electronic Controls and Software, GM
Students from Virginia Tech, winners of EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge
|WHAT:||Press Conference Call
|WHEN:||Friday, June 17, 2011
11:00 AM EDT
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