General Motors Corporation (GM), DOE, and other government and
industry leaders have developed a new competition called Challenge X:
Crossover to Sustainable Mobility. This ground-breaking, four-year
competition will give engineering schools an opportunity to participate
in hands-on research and development with leading-edge automotive
propulsion, fuels, materials, and emissions-control technologies.
The University of Texas
is one of 17 teams chosen to participate in ChallengeX. The
students at UT Austin have chosen the diesel, mild-hybrid vehicle
architecture. This architecture will increase fuel economy,
decrease vehicle emissions, without forsaking vehicle performance. See the Strategy
page for vehicle / hybrid architecture details.