Winner - Class 8: Nikola Corporation
Nikola Tre FCEV – The First Production Hydrogen-Electric Class 8 Truck in the U.S.
Winner - Passenger Vehicle: Polestar
Polestar 2 MY24
Runner-Up: Lucid Motors
Lucid Air Sedan
The Altair Enlighten Award honors the greatest sustainability and lightweighting advancements that successfully reduce carbon footprint, mitigate water and energy consumption, and leverage material reuse and recycling efforts. An award that garners interest from industry, engineering, policymakers, educators, students, and the public alike, the Enlighten Award showcases the latest and greatest technology innovations dedicated to sustainability.
The Altair Enlighten Award is presented annually in conjunction with the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). This year's Award will be presented on August 1, 2023.
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For detailed information about this year's award winners, click on the category titles linked below.
“Altair is very well known, and this is a very well known award. We are very excited about the business impact. When I looked at the competitors for it, there were some amazing technologies that were included as well, so we expect this will help spread the word for what we are doing.”
– Craig Renneker | VP, Driveline Product Engineering, AAM -
“Taking the Altair Enlighten Award in the full vehicle category for the Portofino BIW is a fantastic result for Ferrari.”
– Michael Leiters | CTO, Ferrari -
“The Enlighten Award is extremely important to Ford Motor Company. This award is going to strengthen us - it shows that we are really a player in this field.”
– Donna Dickson | Chief Program Engineer, Mustang Mach-E, Ford Motor Company -
“Our entire development team is honored to receive this coveted award.”
– JP Flaharty | Executive Program Manager at Toyota Motor North America Research & Development -
Highlighting the organizations who make the Enlighten Award possible.
The Center for Automotive Research (CAR) is involved in the research of significant issues that relate to the future direction of the global automotive industry. CAR, a nonprofit organization, is focused on a wide variety of important trends and changes related to the automobile industry and society at the international, federal, state and local levels.
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Judging is conducted by an independent panel of judges, led by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR). CAR chairs the group of recognized industry experts to select the winning entries in all the categories.
Dr. Sarma S R Akella
Mahindra & Mahindra
Professor Harvey Bell
University of Michigan
Fresh Coast Climate Solutions
Dr. Deborah Mielewski
Dr. Saravanan N
American Chemistry Council
Dr. Seshanka Palukuri
Dr. K. Venkatesh Prasad (Prasad)
Center for Automotive Research
Theodore & Associates
Dr. Frank Zhao