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Ohio State University, in cooperation with Monaco-based luxury carmaker Venturi, again established a new electric world land speed record in the VBB-3 prototype race car. The sleek black and red rocket of a land speed racer with a drag coefficient of only .13, completed two runs on the 11-mile Bonneville Salt Flats course in Utah […]

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Last week the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors announced the winning team of the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future competition finals. The team’s exceptionally engineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with energy storage, electric drive and ethanol (E85) fueled engine technology, earned it the top honor. EcoCAR 2 is a three-year competition managed […]

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The University of Victoria has won the MathWorks modeling award as part of the EcoCAR 2 student competition. The award recognizes the team’s use of MATLAB and Simulink for Model-Based Design during the three-year competition to reengineer a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu to improve its fuel efficiency. Alonside the University of Victoria, other schools on the […]

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Using a 3,000-horsepower electric streamliner, Venturi and the Ohio State Center for Automotive Research (CAR) intend to smash the world land speed record for electric cars. The car – built by students at Ohio State and the latest rendition of their Buckeye Bullet – is named the VBB-3 and said to be the most powerful […]

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