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Engineering Education on the Track

Formula Hybrid+Electric teams design and build hybrid race cars that must pass strict safety inspections prior to competing. The staff of Formula Hybrid+Electric provides support and answers questions. Our volunteer mentors are trained professionals who provide technical guidance throughout the build.

Get out of the classroom and put your engineering education to work by designing, building and testing a real hybrid vehicle. Considered the most ambitious of the Society of Automotive Engineers Collegiate Design Series competitions, Formula Hybrid+Electric brings teams of students from around the world together to compete at an international speedway. Recruiters attend to scout engineering talent for leading companies in the automotive industry.

Teams generally spend at least eight months building and preparing their vehicles. Cars must have either a mechanical-electrical hybrid or electric-only drivetrain and pass our rigorous safety inspections. Beyond that, teams are free to express their creativity with few restrictions on the overall vehicle design.

Step-by-step Guide

  1. Formally register your team with SAE International
  2. Apply for a professional mentor who will coach your team to success.
  3. Use the support forum to ask officials questions.
  4. Create one or two social media accounts/pages for your team on either Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and/or LinkedIn.
  5. Keep your team social accounts, website, and other information updated on our website by using the Team Details Update Form.
  6. Regularly (once a week or more) post content to each of your team's social media accounts documenting your team's journey.
  7. Find and connect with other teams, sponsors, alumni, and Formula Hybrid using your team's social media accounts/pages.
  8. Frequently visit the Student Dashboard for the latest announcements, information, and resources.