Check back here frequently for important notices about the event and rules.

May 9, 2018

The Results Summary and Endurance lap times have been posted.

Results page

April 19, 2018

A revised Event Schedule has been posted.

Events and Schedule page

April 17, 2018

Electrical Tech Inspection Forms have been posted

Required Forms Page

March 28, 2018

The latest Document Bonus and Penalty scores have been posted.

Rules and Deadlines Page

February 26, 2018

The FH rules committee has added the following notes to the 2018 rules:

EV2.11.4 (Note 3)
Ultracapacitors require voltage monitoring at the same level as NiMH (one in 6 cells at least). We recommend 100% cell voltage monitoring and either active or passive balancing per manufacturers recommendations.

EV2.11.5 (Additional note (3))
Ultracapacitors require temperature monitoring at the same level as NiMH (10% of cells at least).

Rules and Deadlines Page

February 12, 2018

The latest Document Bonus and Penalty scores have been posted.

Rules and Deadlines Page


The 2018 ESF-2 has been posted.

Tech Support and References page

Note that this ESF must be uploaded as a Word document rather than a PDF as in previous years.


Revision 1 of the 2018 Formula Hybrid rules have been posted.

Rules and Deadlines Page

This revision corrects an error in Appendix G (Example IMD Latching Circuits).  There are no other significant changes.


Document Bonus and Penalty scores have been updated.

Rules and Deadlines Page

Because of the holiday season, teams will have fourteen (14) days to notify the organizers of errors.


IMPORTANT – We are still missing a primary team contact email for the following teams:

  • Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis
  • Lafayette College
  • Lawrence Technological University
  • SRM Engineering College
  • University of Detroit Mercy
  • University of Houston – Houston
  • Yale University

Please provide an email address so we can notify you of important changes or updates.


2018 Program Information Sheet is on-line.

Required Forms

Note that there have been changes from the 2017 version.   …and don’t forget to send us a great team photo.


Document Bonus and Penalty scores have been posted.

Rules and Deadlines Page

Teams have seven (7) days to notify the organizers of errors.

Formula Hybrid will notify teams via email when this sheet is updated.


Formula Hybrid and TestEquity announce new prize!

There are new prizes to be awarded at the Formula Hybrid competition in 2018.  The Test Equity Hit The Ground Running Prize!!

If passing the tech inspections quickly isn’t enough motivation to arrive at the Formula Hybrid competition with a completed vehicle, we’ve added another incentive:  Some really cool, top-of-the-line Keysight Technologies electronic test equipment, compliments of Test Equity.

Check out the details here:  TestEquity Hit The Ground Runnung Prize


Updated 2017 Results sheet posted

A results sheet that now includes Technical Inspection status has been posted to the results page.

Updated 2017 Results page


A NEW Formula Hybrid Forum!

Formula Hybrid and the IEEE have collaborated on a new forum located on the IEEE Collabratec site.

You can find it here:   IEEE / Formula Hybrid Forum   (You don’t need to be a member of the IEEE to register).


2018 Rules have been posted!

They can be found here:   2018 Formula Hybrid Rules

Here are a few of the changes:

  • Project Management points have been increased from 100 to 150.  (Endurance is now 350 points).
  • The definition of a hybrid has changed.  The 10-second maximum acceleration time has been removed.
  • Hybrid and electric-only now have the same number of acceleration runs.
  • PCB spacing rules have been simplified.
  • The functions of the warning lamps and beacons have been changed to be closer to FSAE-electric.
  • The scoring formulas for the dynamic events have been simplified.
  • Many rules have been clarified based on team queries over the last year.


Energy Allocation and Maximum Accumulator Sizes

Note that the 2018 energy allocation and maximum accumulator sizes will be unchanged from 2017.

  • Endurance Energy Allocation: 35.5 MJ
  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Hybrid): 4,449 Wh
  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Electric-only): 5,400 Wh