In May 2008, at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway, 14 teams from around the world gathered to compete in the 2nd annual Formula Hybrid International Competition. Founded and run by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, the competition features high-performance hybrid race cars built by teams of undergraduate and graduate engineering students. This year the event enjoyed three days of perfect spring weather and was a huge success.
Day one of the competition consisted of the technical inspections as well as the design and marketing presentation events. Day two featured the acceleration runs, the autocross competition, and the design finals. And day three held the endurance event followed by the awards ceremony.
Eight teams made it to the endurance event and two of them—McGill University and the Illinois Institute of Technology—completed all 22 kilometers. Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the University of Wisconsin – Madison completed 25 or more of their laps.