Ohio State University
930 Kinnear Road
Columbus, OH 43212
Faculty Advisors: Giorgio Rizzoni and Shawn Midlam-Mohler
Co-Team Leaders: Katherine Bovee & Matthew Yard
Communication Manager: Sarah Jadwin
Business Manager: Sarah Vasey
The team from Ohio State University is composed of 35 undergraduate and graduate students who have majors in various fields from photography to mechanical engineering. The three main segments of the team are engineering, outreach, and business. The engineering segment consists of mechanical, electrical, and controls subgroups and is responsible for vehicle design, construction, and testing. The business segment is responsible for fundraising and managing the team budget. The outreach segment is responsible for educational and marketing activities. The three segments work together on a daily basis to develop and promote the Ohio State EcoCAR 2 vehicle.
Ohio State University’s vehicle architecture is a series-parallel PHEV. It features an 18.9 kWh battery pack that is used with a 118 kW peak electric machine on the rear axle to provide power to the rear wheels through a single-speed gearbox. The vehicle’s front powertrain utilizes a 1.8 L, high compression ratio engine recalibrated to run on E85 fuel and a 118 kW peak electric machine to provide power to the front wheels through a six-speed automated manual transmission. The vehicle is capable of operating in charge-depleting, charge-sustaining series, and charge-sustaining parallel modes.