Rules and Deadlines

Welcome to the 2015 edition of the Formula Hybrid rules.

You will find many changes in these rules. Most of these changes were made to increase the percentage of vehicles that arrive at the competition ready to pass tech inspection and compete in all the events.

The most significant change to the Formula Hybrid competition is the addition the Project Management component described in the preface.

Please note: The 2016 Formula Hybrid rules will post no later than September 1, 2015.

2015 Action Deadlines


Project Management Plan, Section S3.2.1 (no form) 12.22.14
Structural Equivalency Spreadsheet, Section T3.8, (SES form) 01.28.15
Fuel Request, Section IC2.1.3 (no form) 01.28.15
Program Info Sheet, Section A10 (Program Info form) 02.11.15
Interim Project Report, Section S3.2.2 (no form) 02.18.15
Impact Attenuator Data, Section T3.21 (no form) 02.18.15
Site Pre-Registration, Section A10(j) (Site Pre-Reg form) 03.04.15
Electrical System Form, Article EV9 (ESF form) 03.18.15
Failure Modes and Effects Analysis, Article EV9 (FMEA form) 03.18.15
Design Report, Section S4.2.1 (no form) 03.25.15
Sustainability Report, Section S4.2.2 (no form) 03.25.15
Design Specifications Sheet, Section S4.2.3 (Design Spec form) 03.25.15
Electrical Review, Section S2.3 (Form filled out by Reviewer) 04.17.15


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See section A9.2.2 in the 2014 Formula Hybrid Rules.
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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 (rule A9.4.3).

Action deadlines without late submission penalties are shown without dates and times.

2016 Registration

  • Opens for Hybrid category on Monday, October 5, 2015 10:00 AM EDT
  • Opens for Electric category on Wednesday, October 7, 2015 10:00 AM EDT
  • Opens for entry of a 2nd team vehicle on Monday, October 19, 2015 10:00 AM EDT
  • Closes on Monday, October 26, 2015 11:59 PM EST

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 (PDF). Read all of the rules carefully!