Sponsors provide the hardware, software, training, and support the teams need to integrate technologies into their competition vehicles. This arrangement gives students access to components and systems that might otherwise be unavailable or too expensive for them to use. Sponsors are able to promote their technologies and observe how they perform during rigorous and innovative use. Sponsors have the opportunity to meet, work with, and recruit hundreds of the nation’s most motivated and talented engineering students. Sponsors also gain international media coverage and develop partnerships with government, industry, and academia.

More than 25 sponsors join General Motors Corporation and the U.S. Department of Energy in sponsoring EcoCAR: The NeXt Challenge.

Sponsorship levels are Headline, Diamond, Platinum, Gold, Silver and Bronze.

Headline Sponsors
General Motors Corporation
The U.S. Department of Energy
Diamond Sponsors
Transport Canada
Government of Canada
Natural Resources Canada
Platinum Sponsors
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
California Air Resources Board
A123 Systems, Inc.
dSPACE, Inc.
National Instruments
The MathWorks
Freescale Semiconductor
AVL Powertrain Engineering, Inc.
Gold Sponsors
Clean Cities
National Science Foundation
Robert Bosch, LLC
Sensors, Inc.
Silver Sponsors
Snap-On, Inc.
Magna International/Magna Powertrain
Renewable Fuels Association
Vector CANtech
Bronze Sponsors
Protec Fuel
Siemens PLM Software
Electric Power Research Institute
Delphi Foundation
Women in the Winner’s Circle Foundation
XM Radio