Purdue recognized at EcoCAR2

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – A group of Purdue students receive honorable mention at a national competition.

Last week, the Purdue Ecomakers took home fourth place at the EcoCAR2 competition in Washington, D.C.

The groups’ Chevy Malibu also took home two additional awards, one for emissions and one for quickest breaking from 60-miles an hour to zero.

A group of about 30 engineering and technology students had spent the past three years designing and building the car.

One group member said they’re exited they placed so high in the competition.

“Purdue was not really that recognized in the competition because we were so new, but to finish fourth in the last year is a really big thing,” said Akshit Singh.

Purdue was one of 15 schools in the competition. In total, the car brought in about $5,500 in grants.

The competition was sponsored by General Motors and the U.S. Department of Energy.

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