Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team

Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team

The Hybrid Electric Vehicle Team (HEVT) at Virginia Tech has been competing in the Advanced Vehicle Technology Competitions (AVTCs) for over 20 years. Throughout our work in the competitions, Dr. Doug Nelson has been leading HEVT since the creation of the team in 1995. HEVT is dedicated to providing an opportunity for students to work on advancements in the automotive industry and promote STEM education and occupations. HEVT provides these opportunities to enhance business and engineering skills in an ever-changing field to students who are interested in automotive engineering, general engineering, and the automotive industry. HEVT plans to accomplish these goals by creating a SAE Level 2 autonomous Chevrolet Blazer in the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, General Motors, MathWorks, and Argonne National Laboratory. During the course of the competition, engineering students will develop an autonomous 2019 Blazer that will increase efficiency, improve safety, and increase consumer appeal for a car that will be ideal for car-sharing.

Get involved

Are you interested in working with HEVT on our newest project? The team meets Monday nights in the Goodwin Hall auditorium, room 190 at 7 p.m.

If you have questions regarding involvement with the team, or general questions about the team, email us at hevt@vt.edu.

For more information about the EcoCAR Mobility Challenge, see the website https://avtcseries.org

Dan Harvey

Project Manager

Christian Tollefson

Engineering Manager

Jacob Levin

Communications Manager

Clay Mangette


Tom Tase


Thomas Legg


Clare Mathewes


Rishit Modi


Tyler Krusen

Mechanical STL

Thomas O'Shea

Electrical STL

Select photos by Myles Regan – Regan Digital Images