Ohio State’s EcoCar Team Turning Growly 2016 Camaro into Nearly Silent Hybrid

Ohio State Making Nearly Silent Hybrid Camaro

The words sound almost sacrilegious: Silent Hybrid Camaro.

While we have different goals with The Fireball Camaro: Power, Speed and Sound … our hats go off to these folks! Pretty cool!

The Ohio State University’s EcoCar 3 team just took delivery of a 2016 Camaro and is turning it into a plug-in hybrid.

The vehicle will have an electric motor with a range of 40 miles that makes almost no sound. It also will be able to switch to a gasoline engine that runs on E-85.

The 2016 is rated at 19 mpg city and 28 highway. Once the students are done, their goal is to make the car get the equivalent of 60 mpg.

Read more at Dispatch. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/business/2015/12/26/silent-running.html