Formula Hybrid had its beginnings in 2003 when Dartmouth engineering students began researching their first hybrid racecar in hopes of entering it in that year’s Formula SAE competition. However, a change in Formula SAE rules that year disallowed hybrid entries, thus inspiring the students to develop a hybrid competition based on the Formula SAE program.
Officially founded in 2006 by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, Formula Hybrid challenges students to design and construct a race vehicle with a hybrid or all electric drivetrain that focuses on fuel efficiency in a high-performance application. Dartmouth hosted the inaugural competition in 2007 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, NH, where it has grown steadily each year. In 2012, Formula Hybrid introduced the Electric Vehicle Class, the first of the SAE Collegiate Design Series to include all electric.
Are you ready for the challenge?