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2016 Results Overview

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UVic Hybrid accepts the GM Best Engineered Propulsion System Award

Hybrid Category

Electric Category

See summary score sheet.

Awards

  • 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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Formula Hybrid 2016

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Welcome to Formula Hybrid 2016!

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.

University of Michigan Technical Inspection

University of Michigan Technical Inspection

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!

Lawrence Tech works on their car

Lawrence Tech works on their car

University of Idaho, winners of the 2014 Hybrid category

2014 Formula Hybrid: Results and Awards

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.

Hybrid Results

  1. University of Idaho (261.70)
  2. Lawrence Technological University (253.63)
  3. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University (251.35)

Electric-only Results

  1. Dartmouth (513.88)
  2. University of Vermont (451.34)
  3. Carnegie Mellon University (288.72)

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Dartmouth hosts nation’s only Formula Hybrid Competition at NH Motor Speedway

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.

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2013 Formula Hybrid: Final Wrap Up

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.

“I’ve never been to a NASCAR track,” said Dartmouth Formula Racing team captain Darren Reis ’13, “and so the size and the scale and being on the infield is pretty special.”

Final results in the hybrid category are:

  1. Yale University
  2. Lawrence Technological University
  3. McMaster University

…and for electric only:

  1. Dartmouth
  2. University of Vermont
  3. University of Massachusetts-Lowell

But in terms of educational value, everyone’s a winner.

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