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Wayne State represents Michigan in EcoCAR 2 national hybrid engineering competition

January 1, 2013

Engineer Idan Regev loves the feeling he gets when things he builds perform well. As a part of the Wayne State University team participating in the "EcoCAR 2: Plugging in to the Future" competition, the Huntington Woods resident says all his sleepless nights will be worth it if he gets that feeling again these next two years. The event - a three-year marathon exploring electric drive vehicle technology - builds upon 23-year history of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions, AVTC, that utilize professional partnerships to give students valuable real-world experience in hybrid engineering. The Department of Energy, along with General Motors Corp., asked universities to apply to participate in the North American competition. While the sponsors targeted 400 universities for proposals, only 15 were chosen.