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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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The nation’s only Formula Hybrid Competition preps for its 7th year

ABOVE: Universite de Sherbrooke runs the autocross event at the 2012 Competition. (Photo by Kathryn LoConte Lapierre.)

Dartmouth’s 7th annual Formula Hybrid Competition will take place April 29 – May 2 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, twenty teams are registered for the nation’s only Formula competition focusing on hybrid-car technology.

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Formula Hybrid Competition Blog
May 4, 2012
News, information, and results from the 2012 competition

Thayer School of Engineering
April 10, 2012
Dartmouth’s Formula Hybrid gears up for a 6th year of competition

Thayer School of Engineering
May 9, 2011
2011 Formula Hybrid: The Results

Thayer School of Engineering
April 15, 2011
Dartmouth’s Formula Hybrid Competition draws 33 teams from around the globe

Thayer School of Engineering
May 10, 2010
2010 Formula Hybrid: The Results

Thayer School of Engineering
April 28, 2010
Dartmouth welcomes 30 teams from around the world to its 4th-annual Formula Hybrid International Competition

Thayer School of Engineering
May 12, 2009
2009 Formula Hybrid: The Results

Thayer School of Engineering
May 27, 2008
2008 Formula Hybrid: The Results

Thayer School of Engineering
April 29, 2008
Dartmouth Welcomes 16 Teams to its 2nd-annual Formula Hybrid International Competition