The U.S. Department of Energy and Argonne National Laboratory host a collegiate competition for advanced vehicle technology called EcoCAR. The third annual competition will be held this summer and General Motors, a partner with EcoCAR since its inception, will continue to support it. This year, they’ve announced, they’ll donate 2016 Chevrolet Camaros to each of the 16 universities taking part in EcoCAR.

The next-generation 2016 Camaro is slated to unveil next month. The 2016 Camaro is based on the Alpha architecture, which offers strong driving dynamics and refinement, as well as a balance of mass and stiffness. The new sixth-generation Camaro has shed more than 200 lbs (90.7 kg) compared with the fifth-generation model, with the new architecture responsible for much of the weight savings.

EcoCAR 3 challenges those select 16 universities in America to redesign a car to reduce its environmental impact while maintaining the performance expected of the vehicle.

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