Penn State advanced vehicle team to reveal hybrid vehicle design

After months of designing and simulating hybrid concept designs, the Penn State Advanced Vehicle Team (PSU AVT) will hold an event to publicly reveal its final vehicle architecture for the national competition known as EcoCAR2: Plugging In to the Future.

The event will take place at 3 p.m. on March 28 outside the Thomas D. Larson Pennsylvania Transportation Institute on University Drive and Hastings Road on the University Park campus. Members of the Penn State and State College communities can stop by to learn about the vehicle's architecture and meet the dedicated team of students who worked on the project.

The team has been anxiously awaiting the chance to publicly reveal the architecture they’ve chosen. “It’s different from the ideas we’ve used in the past, and we’re looking forward to finally telling the community about it,” co-team leader Luke Shepley said. “It’s very practical, and I think the public will be excited to see where the vehicle technology of the future is heading.”

Rick Price, executive director of Clean Cities Pittsburgh, will bring a Chevrolet Volt, which will be displayed alongside other Penn State student engineering projects relating to vehicles, sustainability and technology. Price will speak at 1 p.m. about the Clean Cities / PSU AVT partnership.

“We are thrilled to host such a unique event in this area,” said Penn State EcoCAR Outreach Coordinator Allison Lilly. “By discussing energy awareness in the community, we want to show that every person can make a difference in cleaner transportation.”

To learn more, visit http://www.hev.psu.edu/.

Last Updated March 26, 2012