2012 History

Formula Hybrid Competition

Final Results

Hybrid Results

1. Universite de Sherbrooke

1. Brigham Young University

3. Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

4. University of Texas Arlington

5. Dartmouth

6. McGill University

Because the scores of the first two finishers in the Hybrid category were within 0.2% of one another, and because the uncertainties in some of the event scores exceeded that value, the organizers have decided to award two first place trophies for 2012.

Electric-only Results

  1. University of Kansas
  2. Illinois Institute of Technology
  3. Drexel University
  4. University of Manitoba
  5. Cal Poly SLO

IEEE Engineering the Future Award and Excellence in EV Engineering Awards

  • Engineering the Future: University of Kansas
  • Excellence in EV Engineering: University of Kansas

Ford Efficiency Award

  • University of Sherbrooke ($2,500)
  • Illinois Institute of Technology ($1,500)
  • Dartmouth College ($500)

Ford Motor Company announced an exciting new prize for the 2012 competition – the Ford Efficiency Award. This award was presented to the team that best engineered and executed an energy-efficient design, as judged by Ford Hybrid engineers. They looked at details like system sizing calculations, simulation methods, and controls optimization, as well as actual energy consumption measured during the Endurance event. The top three teams were recognized with cash prizes of: 1st place = $2,500; 2nd place = $1,500; 3rd place = $500.

General Motors Best-Engineered Hybrid Award

  • University of Texas-Arlington
  • Universite de Sherbrooke
  • Dartmouth

Events Summary

Information About the Event

  • Date: Monday, April 30 through Thursday, May 3, 2012
  • Location: New Hampshire Motor Speedway, Loudon, NH
  • Registered teams: See the entry list (PDF)
  • Schedule: See the schedule of events (PDF)
  • Program: Check out the 2012 program (PDF)
  • Map: See the infield map (PDF) for details of the layout of the New Hampshire Motor Speedway for the Formula Hybrid competition.
  • New for 2012: This was the first year of the new Electric category. This class replaced the previous HIP (Hybrid in Progress) category, and is intended to parallel the new FSAE Electric class. Hybrid and Electric category vehicles compete in all the same events, and run on the endurance course together (vehicles are grouped based on performance potential), but are scored separately, and receive separate awards.
  • School Day was Tuesday, May 1, 2012.
  • “A Discussion of Going Fast” by Hal Fleischer, IEEE Fellow and Sports Car Club of America National Champion was held on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the NH Motor Speedway. See the flyer (PDF) for more details.

2012 Teams with Cars in Attendance

  • Brigham Young University
  • California Polytechnic State University – SLO
  • Dartmouth College
  • Drexel University
  • Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University – Daytona Beach
  • Illinois Institute of Technology
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • McGill University
  • McMaster University
  • Milwaukee School of Engineering
  • National Chiao Tung University
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Santa Clara University
  • Tufts University
  • Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya
  • Universite de Sherbrooke
  • University of California – Davis
  • University of Idaho
  • University of Illinois – Urbana Champaign
  • University of Kansas – Lawrence
  • University of Manitoba
  • University of Michigan – Ann Arbor
  • University of Texas – Arlington
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Waterloo

Important Documents for the 2012 Competition

General Information:

Tech Sheets:

Video Summary of the 2012 Formula Hybrid Competition

Universite de Sherbrooke runs the autocross event at the 6th Annual Formula Hybrid Competition.

University of Kansas completes an acceleration run at the 6th Annual Formula Hybrid Competition.

University of Texas – Arlington at the 6th Annual Formula Hybrid Competition.

A panoramic shot of the entrants of the 2012 Formula Hybrid International Competition.

Illinois Institute of Technology completes the tilt during during technical inspections at the 6th Annual Formula Hybrid Competition.