About Formula Hybrid

2019 Competition Dates

April 29, 2019 - May 2, 2019
New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH

Taking teamwork and education to the track.

Founded and run by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth since 2006, Formula Hybrid takes place each spring at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH. 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.

The Formula Hybrid Competition is an interdisciplinary design and engineering challenge for undergraduate and graduate university students. They must collaboratively design and build a formula-style hybrid or electric-only racecar and compete in a series of events. This educational competition emphasizes drivetrain innovation and fuel efficiency in a high-performance application.

Breaking Boundaries

Engineering a hybrid provides an unparalleled interdisciplinary hands-on experience that requires students to innovate across mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering disciplines. Hybrid drivetrains present great challenges. The best solutions often result when engineers work together across boundaries. Engineering companies and several of the world’s major automotive manufacturers support Formula Hybrid due to the high quality of engineers who have learned to work outside of their chosen disciplines. These companies can be found at the competition actively recruiting team members for their top-level engineering positions.

Engineering Challenges

      • Project management & collaboration
      • High-power electronics
      • Mechanical systems
      • Internal combustion engines
      • Regenerative braking systems
      • Computerized systems control
      • Data acquisition