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 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.
Are you ready for the challenge?