History

Stats, Stories and Photos from Past Events.

Formula Hybrid had its beginnings in 2003 when Dartmouth engineering students began researching their first hybrid racecar in hopes of entering it in that year’s Formula SAE competition. However, the Formula SAE competition rules changed that year to disallow hybrid entries, thus inspiring the students to develop a hybrid competition based on the Formula SAE program.

The event was officially founded in 2006 by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth to provide an educational experience for students by challenging them to design and construct a hybrid drivetrain that focuses on fuel efficiency in a high-performance application.

Dartmouth hosted the inaugural competition in 2007 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH which has been able to easily accommodate the steady growth of the event each year.

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