McMaster University selected by US Department of Energy to re-engineer electric Cadillac

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Published April 22, 2022 at 1:32 pm

McMaster University selected by US Department of Energy to re-engineer electric Cadillac

Hamilton’s McMaster University has been selected to re-engineer an all-electric Cadillac by the US Department of Energy, General Motors, and MathWork.

The EcoCAR EV Challenge will take place over four years and includes 15 North American Universities. Participants will re-engineer an all-electric 2023 Cadillac LYRIQ. 

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Teams will be tasked with complex, real-world challenges to optimize energy efficiency of the vehicle while maintaining consumer expectations for performance and driving experience.

“I am thrilled that McMaster University has been selected to participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge. Engagement in the latest EcoCAR series program speaks to McMaster’s reputation as a world-class institution and further demonstrates McMaster Engineering’s commitment to experiential learning and multidisciplinary collaboration,” said Heather Sheardown, Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, McMaster University.

“Our ambitious and diverse community pushes the bounds of innovation, and we look forward to witnessing the passion students and faculty bring to the project.”

McMaster University selected by US Department of Energy to re-engineer electric Cadillac

2023 Cadillac LYRIQ

The program aims to help prepare the next generation of North American automotive talent with the skills and knowledge necessary to advance the future of electric vehicles and build a clean energy workforce.

The universities selected to participate in the EcoCAR EV Challenge include:

  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University/ Bethune-Cookman University
  • Georgia Institute of Technology 
  • Illinois Institute of Technology 
  • McMaster University (Canada) 
  • Mississippi State University
  • Ohio State University / Wilberforce University  
  • University of Alabama 
  • University of California, Riverside
  • University of California, Davis
  • University of Texas at Austin
  • University of Waterloo (Canada)
  • Virginia Tech 
  • West Virginia University
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