Notes and important messages for students and teams.
Are you interested in mentoring a team for the 2022-2023 competition season? We need YOU! This is a volunteer role that does not require in-person attendance, and can have a really positive impact on our student teams. If you are interested in learning more, please complete this short form, and share with anyone you think would might like to be involved in this capacity this year.
Has your team registered for 2023 and have questions about the competition? Is your team thinking about registering for 2023, but you have some questions you'd like to ask first? Regardless of registration status, please feel free to ask us your questions using our Ticket System, which you can access here.
We are here to help you be successful, so please do not hesitate to reach out to us with all of your inquiries.
We look forward to seeing you on track in May 2023!
Registration will open today, September 22, at 10:00 AM EST. Please be sure you register here, and reach out to us with any questions you have.
We can't wait to see you on track in May 2023!
We have a limited amount of the books, "Learn & Compete New Edition - Volumes 1 & 2 A Primer for Formula SAE, Formula Student and Formula Hybrid Teams".
The books offer a comprehensive guide to students and teams involved in the series. A must have for anyone embarking on their Formula SAE/Student journey. Exclusive insight that has been written by Michael and Suzanne Royce alongside fellow judges of the series.
Price (includes both international and domestic shipping): $75 (Domestic shipping based on USPS Media Mail)
If you are interested in purchasing one of these sets, please complete this form.
You can find additional information about these texts here, and we will do our best to accommodate your requests for these texts.
2023 Collegiate Design Series: Formula Hybrid + Electric Competition
For 2023, SAE’s Collegiate Design Series will continue to include the Formula Hybrid + Electric competition hosted in early May at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH.
Teams compete in either the Hybrid or Battery Electric class and are eligible to compete in other Formula SAE competitions. Registration fees will see an increase to $2650 and the registration limit capped at 35 universities.
The competition will operate a waitlist. Competitions must sell out before waitlist are activated. Teams who end up registered on the waitlist must meet all document deadlines to stay active. Teams will have 24 hours to accept an offer to graduate to the registered teams list if opportunity arises. Teams must graduate off the waitlist one month prior to the competition start date to participate.
SAE has published the 2023 Collegiate Design Series schedule is online. Locations and dates below are tentative.
Formula Hybrid + Electric
May 1 – 4, 2023
New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Registration for the 2023 Formula Hybrid + Electric Event will be held Thursday, September 22, 2022, on sae.org at 10:00 AM ET. Stay tuned to the news feed at https://www.fsaeonline.com/cdsweb/app/news.aspx and the mobile app for regular updates and more information.
Please be sure to download the most updated version of the Rules for 2023, found here, and a note on the revision from our Chief Electrical Inspector below.
"We revised the rules for 2023 with the intent of simplifying battery capacity calculations. In particular, we now allow simple “nominal” voltage and AH ratings for calculating capacity. We also removed the lead-acid era capacity calculations that used the Peukert equation.
A part of that simplification was the removal of the 80% “usable capacity” factor. This had the inadvertent consequence of reducing the allowable pack size from 6.75 kWh to 5.4 kWh. We have revised the Rules for 2023 to allow the 80% factor."
Registration will open on September 19th and will be open to all Hybrid and Battery Electric entrants. Teams will be able to register at the SAE Collegiate Design Series site found here, and the SAE will update this page with registration details closer to the opening day.
Be sure to check here for the most updated announcements and reach out to us if you have any questions.
See you on track in May 20231
Please be sure to download the 2023 Document Submission Deadlines you can find here. Please refer to Rules in A9.2 for submission requirements and timeframe. All document submissions are recorded in Greenwich Mean Time, as noted in our Rules.
We will be updating this document to reflect when teams can expect feedback from judges and document reviewers, so please be sure you check website for the most updated information.
We have received questions regarding Rule A1.2 (Energy Limits) and it is currently under review by our Rules Committee. Please stay tuned to this page for updates as we will announce here if there will be any changes.
We are looking for volunteers for our 17th Formula Hybrid+Electric competition season! We have roles for all skill levels in all of our departments, and can accommodate most schedules. We have positions that are completely virtual, hybrid, or on track in May 2023, so please take a moment to let us know how you would like to be involved this year by completing this quick form. You can also find the overview of volunteer roles here, and we encourage you to share this information with anyone you think would be interested in joining us this year. Please reach out to us with your questions, and we look forward to working with you this year!