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Letade etanolrelaterade nyheter och snubblade på denna artikel i AutoblogGreen
http://green.autoblog.com/2014/06/12/ec ... ure-video/

Nyheten var taggad med E85 men beskrev tävlingen främst ur perspektivet av teamet med hybridbilen (Chevy Malibu) med vätgasteknik. Kliade mig lite på huvudet och scrollade ner, såg att de nämnde andra tävlande som en biodiesel variant och till slut dök E85 upp nästan längst ner.

"Like Ohio State, most of the teams here opted for engines that either run on an E85 fuel blend or biodiesel."

Men mest hur intresserade alla var av vätgasbilen. Sen såg jag följande mening längst ner i artikeln:
"UPDATE: The winner has been announced, as you can see in the press release below."

Men varför nämnde dom inte vilken bilmodell som segrade i artikeln? Jag anade ugglor i mossen, för jag vet att AutoblogGreen verkligen diggar elbilar över allt annat, och etanol minst av allt :wink:

Den (dolda) bifogade press-releasen gjorde saken klar:
http://www.ecocar2.org/css/Documents/Ec ... _FINAL.pdf
Citat:
The Ohio State University Wins North American EcoCAR 2 Competition University of Washington and Penn State University Teams Finish Second and Third

WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors Co. announced the winning team of the competition, The Ohio State University, as they took home the overall winners title at the EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future finals.

The team's exceptionally engineered 2013 Chevrolet Malibu with energy storage, electric drive and ethanol (E85) fueled engine technology, earned them the top honor.


EcoCAR 2 – a three-year competition managed by Argonne National Laboratory and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, GM and 30 other government and industry leaders – gave students the opportunity to gain real-world automotive engineering experience while striving to improve the environmental impact and energy efficiency of an already efficient vehicle – the 2013 Chevrolet Malibu.

Over the course of three years, The Ohio State University consistently met incremental goals that strengthened their position against the other university teams. Their series-parallel plug-in hybrid Malibu excelled at GM's Proving Grounds in Milford, Michigan, earlier this month, where it was put through a series of strenuous technical and safety tests similar to those used for real-world production vehicles.

"The EcoCAR 2 competition has been an incredible journey and learning experience for everyone at Ohio State, and that's what really matters – winning the top spot is just a bonus," said Katherine Bovee from Ohio State. "We are all excited to take everything we have learned into the workplace after graduation."

The team's unique design achieved 50 miles per gallon gas equivalent (MPGGE), while using 315 Watt-hours per mile (Wh/mi­) of electricity. The vehicle impressed the judges with stellar numbers and even lessened the amount of criteria emissions by half, compared to the base vehicle.

"Ohio State met and exceeded the EcoCAR 2 goals at every point in the competition," said Dr. Michael Knotek - Deputy Under Secretary for Science and Energy, U.S. Department of Energy. "Their innovative work has contributed significantly to the future of energy efficient technology in the automotive industry, and we wish all members of the team the best as they move forward in the next step of their careers, whether in the classroom or in the professional world."

The second-place team from the University of Washington demonstrated the most energy-efficient vehicle, a B20 biodiesel parallel plug-in hybrid reaching 60 MPGGE and 333 Wh/mi of electricity, as well as the lowest well-to-wheel greenhouse gas emissions. Pennsylvania State University placed third with their E85 series plug-in hybrid.

"For the past three years all 15 EcoCAR 2 teams have worked tirelessly to design the next generation of clean vehicles and we have seen exceptional outcomes," said Ken Morris, vice president, global product integrity, General Motors. "Ohio State stood out amongst the competition and truly did an outstanding job. All of the teams have helped advance innovative vehicle technology and improve the automotive industry and we thank them for their hard work, dedication and enthusiasm for this program."

For photos and videos from the third and final year of the EcoCAR 2 competition, and results from testing and inspections at GM's Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan, please visit EcoCAR 2's Inside the Green Garage blog. Additional background about the competition is available on the EcoCAR 2 website.

About EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future
EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future is a three-year collegiate engineering program that builds on the successful 25-year history of Department of Energy advanced vehicle technology competitions by giving engineering students the chance to design and build advanced vehicles that demonstrate leading-edge, eco-friendly automotive technologies. General Motors provides each of the 15 competing teams with a 2013 Chevrolet Malibu, as well as vehicle components, seed money, technical mentoring and operational support. The U.S. Department of Energy and its research and development facility, Argonne National Laboratory, provide competition management, team evaluation and logistical support. Through this important public/private partnership, EcoCAR 2 provides invaluable experience and training to promising young minds entering the North American job market.


AutoblogGreens objektivitet åsido så är det kul att läsa om hybrider som använder annat än fossil-kraft som backup! Tror inte skillnaderna mellan lagen på den rent tekniska sidan var så stor (samma grundmodell av bil trots allt) och vinnarna låg mer i vilket lag som hanterade allt runtomkring bättre.

Ni kan läsa mer här:
http://www.ecocar2.org/meet-the-teams
och se bilder här:
https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set ... 299&type=3

Lägger till den här biten från ecocar2.org:

Citat:
Vehicle Design
Ohio State University’s vehicle architecture is a parallel-series plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). It features an A123 18.9 kWh battery pack that is used with an 80 kW peak electric machine on the rear axle to provide power to the rear wheels through a single-speed gearbox. The vehicle’s front powertrain utilizes a 1.8 L, high compression ratio engine recalibrated to run on E85 fuel and an 80 kW peak electric machine to provide power to the front wheels through a six-speed automated manual transmission. The vehicle is capable of operating in charge-depleting, charge-sustaining series and charge-sustaining parallel modes.


Statistiken över de 15 lagens bränsleval:
E85: 10
Biodiesel: 4st
Hydrogen: 1st


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