University of Waterloo Alternative Fuels Team (UWAFT)

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At UWAFT we continuously break new ground in the field of sustainable transportation through innovation, technology, and student engagement. Through active community involvement we spread the message of sustainability locally, nationally, and internationally.


EcoCAR 3: AN ADVANCED VEHICLE TECHNOLOGY COMPETITION, is a four-year collegiate student engineering competition and the only program of its kind. The competition challenges 16 universities across North America to reduce the environmental impact of vehicles without compromising real world performance or safety.

Established by the U.S. Department of Energy and General Motors, and managed by Argonne National Laboratory with support from Natural Resources Canada, EcoCAR 3 succeeds Ecocar 2: Plugging in to the Future and EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge and features more than a dozen government and industry sponsors.

EcoCAR 3 builds on a proud 26-year history of DOE Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions that exemplify the power of public/private partnerships in providing invaluable experience and training to promising university students readying to enter the job market.

UWAFT is one of only two Canadian universities competing in EcoCAR 3, making the competition even more of a unique and exciting experience!