May 24, 2010
Engineering students from Texas Tech University were busily working on trying to solve a recurring coolant leak problem they've been having with their EcoCAR vehicle on Friday morning, before the day's testing, inspections and judging got underway.
Team member Joey Garnsey said the EcoCAR vehicle that he and his teammates have built is designed as a front-wheel drive 2-mode hybrid, powered by a 1.6L GM Europe engine, two 55 kw electric motors and a four module battery pack.
"We wanted to have the lowest emission possible," Garnsey said. "We also used larger electric batteries to increase the range and power."