GM challenges NA universities to build a more eco-friendly Chevy Equinox

GM is currently holding the Challenge X competition and today it rolled into NYC. Unfortunately, I’m on my deathbed and was unable to make it to Central Park this morning, but thanks to YouTube I can give you a glimpse of what’s going on. Challenge X is an engineering competition that has 17 North American universities competing against one another to rebuild a Chevy Equinox to make it more energy efficient and environmentally friendly. The above video is from a track day held in New Jersey at the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park. I’ll post video from today’s event once it’s up. It’s good to see an American automotive company caring about the future while they’ve been helping to pollute it for the last 50 years. Heh. Full list of teams after the jump.

* Michigan Technological University

* Mississippi State University

* The Ohio State University

* Pennsylvania State University

* Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

* San Diego State University

* Texas Tech University

* University of Akron

* University of California, Davis

* University of Michigan

* University of Tennessee

* University of Texas at Austin

* University of Tulsa

* University of Waterloo

* University of Wisconsin-Madison

* Virginia Tech

* West Virginia University

Check out the team’s blogs here and read up on what the competition is all about here.