Facilities and Labs

CAR is housed in a 56,000-square-foot facility located along the Technology Corridor on the university’s West Campus. Prominent features include:

  • Engine and chassis dynamometer
  • Laboratories focusing on alternative fuel and exhaust after-treatment, combustion and flow
  • High voltage power electronics
  • Networking and communications
  • Battery testing, aging and characterization facilities
  • High performance computing for modeling and simulation


Ohio State’s Motorsports program, dedicated to student automotive projects, is proudly headquartered at CAR. Projects include

  • Baja Buckeyes
  • Buckeye Current Electric Motorcycle
  • Ohio State EcoCAR
  • Formula Buckeyes 
  • Buckeye AutoDrive
  • Buckeye Solar Racing
  • Venturi Buckeye Bullet

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