- 1st: University of Victoria (UVic Hybrid)
- 2nd: Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE Motorsports)
- 3rd: Atilim University (Devrim Hybrid)
- 1st: Binghamton University (Bearcat Motorsports)
- 2nd: University of Vermont (Alternative Energy Racing Organization)
- 3rd: Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT Hot Wheelz)
See summary score sheet.
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Innovation Award: University of Waterloo (Waterloo Hybrid-Electric)
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Industrial Design Award: UVic Hybrid
- Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Gracious Professionalism Award: RIT Hot Wheelz
- GM Spirit of Formula Hybrid Award: RIT Hot Wheelz
- GM Best Engineered Propulsion System Award: UVic Hybrid
- IEEE Engineering the Future Award: Waterloo Hybrid-Electric
- IEEE Excellence in EV Engineering Award: UVM AERO
- Doug Gore Memorial Chassis Design Award: UVic Hybrid
See award descriptions.
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The 2016 Formula Hybrid competition is underway at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Louden, NH! This year, 28 teams hailing from colleges and universities in the United States, Canada, India, and Turkey are registered for competition.
To help more teams run their cars in on-track events like Endurance, Autocross, and Acceleration, Formula Hybrid added an additional day of electrical tech inspection, and also pre-event electrical review three weeks before the competition’s start. The pre-event electrical reviews were conducted on site, at the competing team’s home institution by IEEE volunteers.
The additional day of electrical tech inspection was Sunday, May 1 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.
Today the Formula Hybrid teams, volunteers, and sponsors are stationed New Hampshire Motor Speedway’s two main garages focusing on electrical and technical inspections, and hiding from the steady rain. Luckily, the forecast for the remainder of the week looks more promising!
ABOVE: This year’s winner of the Hybrid Category: University of Idaho’s Vandal Hybrid Racing Team.
Dartmouth’s Formula Hybrid Competition held annually at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway offers “an interdisciplinary design and engineering challenge for undergraduate and graduate university students.” The competition is part of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Collegiate Design Series and is regarded as the most complex and dynamic of the series.
“Our safety standards are strict and this year the educational value for students was especially high as more teams than usual faced unexpected complications and had to really pull together to problem-solve on the spot,” said Competition Organizer Doug Fraser and, as he told WMUR-TV, “This requires design work. There are no off-the-shelf solutions to building a hybrid vehicle.”
This year’s Competition had 15 hybrid car teams and 7 electric-only cars.
- University of Idaho (261.70)
- Lawrence Technological University (253.63)
- Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (251.35)
- Dartmouth (513.88)
- University of Vermont (451.34)
- Carnegie Mellon University (288.72)
ABOVE: Yale University’s Bulldogs Racing had a first-place finish at the 2013 Formula Hybrid Competition.
Dartmouth’s 8th annual Formula Hybrid Competition will take place April 28 – May 1 at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition features high-performance hybrid and electric race cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students.
This year, 24 teams are registered for the nation’s only Formula competition focusing on hybrid-car technology.
ABOVE: Yale Bulldogs Racing team passes the tilt test.
Each year, Dartmouth’s Formula Hybrid Competition offers “an opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience innovating across electrical, mechanical, and computer engineering disciplines.” This year was no exception.
“I think it’s the fastest and the funnest laboratory that engineering students could have at their disposal,” said Jerry Gappens, General Manager of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway where the competition is held each year in early May.
Final results in the hybrid category are:
- Yale University
- Lawrence Technological University
- McMaster University
…and for electric only:
- University of Vermont
- University of Massachusetts-Lowell
But in terms of educational value, everyone’s a winner.