Rules and Deadlines


Action Deadlines

Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet (SES) 10.30.2017
Project Management Plan 11.03.2017
Electrical System Form 1 (ESF-1) 11.10.2017
Program Information Sheet 12.08.2017
Interim Project Report 02.02.2018
Impact Attenuator Data 02.09.2018
Site Pre-Registration 02.16.2018
Electrical System Form 2 (ESF-2) 02.23.2018
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis (FMEA) 02.23.2018
Design Report 03.23.2018
Sustainability Report 03.23.2018
Design Specifications Sheet 03.23.2018

Forms required can be found on the Tech Support and References Page. Submit required documents to the Uploads Page.

Notice: All required documents must be submitted before midnight UTC on the date shown.
See section A9.2.2 in the 2018 Formula Hybrid Rules.
A confirmation email will be sent when the documents are submitted. Please send information only once.

Official List of Documentation Submission Dates and Penalties (Watch this space) (Excel)

Action Deadline Submissions

Please allow 24 hours for updates during the normal business week. Contact Formula Hybrid at if you suspect an error in the date or time of your submission.

2018 Registration

  • Opens for Hybrid and HIP category on Wednesday, October 4, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
  • Opens for Electric category on Wednesday, October 11, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
  • Opened for entry of a 2nd team vehicle on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 10:00 AM EDT
  • Closes on Wednesday, October 25, 2017 11:59 PM EST

Important: The Formula Hybrid 21-day registration period is shorter than other SAE-CDS competitions.  Register Early!

Vehicle Categories

Formula Hybrid has three vehicle categories: Hybrid, Hybrid-In-Progress (HIP), and Electric-only.


The Hybrid category is the most challenging of all the SAE Collegiate Design Series engineering competitions, typically requiring thousands of hours of engineering and development time.


HIP is for hybrids that are still under development, such as a two-year design and build cycle. Hybrid-In-Progress vehicles can be driven on electric power.


Electric-only is for vehicles designed for battery/electric drive, and closely parallels the new FSAE Electric rules. Student teams wishing to enter a FSAE Electric vehicle in the Formula Hybrid Electric-only class should be aware that there are some rules that are different. Read all of the rules carefully!