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

August 12, 2019

Registration and Competition Dates

Competition Dates:

April 27 – April 30, 2020

April 26: Optional Technical Inspection Date

Formula Hybrid is aware that the competition dates may fall during exam times. If you have an exam scheduled during competition and would still like to participate, we offer proctoring of exams that can be arranged with your professor. Please contact for more information.

2020 Registration Opens:

  • For Hybrid and HIP category on Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
  • For Electric category on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 10:00 AM EDT
  • For entry of a 2nd team vehicle on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 10:00 AM EDT

2020 Registration Closes:

  • Monday, November 11, 2019 11:59 PM EDT

Registration Fee and Limit

Registration Fee: $2,300.00
Registration Limit: 35 teams

July 18, 2019

Our First Edition of the Newsletter is Here!

Welcome to our first edition of our quarterly newsletter, the Formula Hybrid AccumulatorWe would love to have your content ideas and suggestions, just send an email to

July 10, 2019

Planning Formula Hybrid 2020


We are busy planning our competition for 2020, and plan to have final Rule adjustments by September 30, 2019. At this point, we are not expecting to have any major changes to the rules.

Energy Allocation and Maximum Accumulator Sizes for 2020 are Unchanged from 2019

  • Endurance Energy Allocation: 31.25 MJ

Accumulator capacities:

  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Hybrid): 4,449 Wh
  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Electric-only): 5,400 Wh

Competition Dates

We will have the competition dates confirmed by the end of July. Please check the announcement page for the most updated information.


We are launching a new quarterly newsletter and would love to include your news and ideas. If you have any Formula Hybrid news you would like to share, please email Newsletters will be posted here!

April 19, 2019

Formula Hybrid 2019 teams are invited to TAKE OVER our @formulahybridcompetition Instagram for one day.

  • Open to Formula Hybrid 2019 teams only.
  • Deadline to apply is April 24
  • Please express your interest through a DM on Instagram, message us directly on Facebook or tag us in a tweet.

Rules for the takeover

Do not

  • Follow new people
  • Like, comment, share other people’s posts
  • Post content that includes drinking or drugs
  • Use any profanity

You can

  • Post your own content, no more than two posts.
  • Post as much as you’d like, videos and images, in Instagram stories or on Instagram live.
  • Respond to comments on your own posts.

We recommend

You add text to any video you might post in your stories.

You should know

Most users are using mobile to watch Instagram stories, and most don’t have their sound on.


March 30, 2019

2019 Event Schedule posted.

Note that there have been several changes from our 2018 schedule, including a new “Pizzas and Early Racers” event at the recently completed North East Motorsports Museum.

2019 Event Schedule


March 28, 2019

Final Bonus Points and Penalty Sheet posted.

Remember that teams have only 7 days to protest errors in this sheet, so be sure to review it.

Bonus and Penalty Points sheet (Excel) (Rev 1)


March 26, 2019

New Advisory Document Posted

Formula Hybrid has posted a Fusible Link Design Guide.  (See: Fusible Link Guide)


January 29, 2019

New Formula Hybrid Sponsor:  McLaren Applied Technologies

McLaren Applied Technologies are renowned for producing ATLAS, a powerful motorsports data analysis software package that is used in Formula One, NASCAR, IndyCar & Formula E.  They are proud to offer this cutting edge software package at no cost to Formula Hybrid teams for 2019.  (See: McLaren Listing.)

Contact McLaren Formula Hybrid Support for a download link and license, along with any usage questions.


January 7, 2019

An Updated Bonus and Penalty points sheet has been posted!


It is important that teams review this sheet and notify us of any discrepancies within 7 days of the posting date.

Also note that all the ESF-1’s have been conditionally approved.  Some ESFs are excellent, while some others are not not quite there yet.  Review the comments in the sheets, and if you don’t understand any of them, please contact the reviewer via the Support Pages and ask for clarification.

Any outstanding issues will need to be sorted out before submitting the ESF-2’s.


Questions about your Project Management plan?

The following are great resources showing both why PM is important and what a good PM plan contains

Don’t start planning without consulting these tips and techniques!


Registration deadline has been extended.

Registration for Formula Hybrid closes November 12th.


ESF-1 bonus points deadline has been extended.

The deadline for the 10-point submission bonus is now October 17.


Formula Hybrid wins 2018 ABET Innovation Award!

Recognized by ABET for innovations in engineering & design education.

Award announcement


2019 Rules have been posted

They can be found here:   2019 Formula Hybrid Rules


Energy Allocation and Maximum Accumulator Sizes

Note that the 2019 energy allocation (hybrid category) has been changed.

  • Endurance Energy Allocation: 31.25 MJ

Accumulator capacities are unchanged from 2018:

  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Hybrid): 4,449 Wh
  • Maximum Accumulator Capacity (Electric-only): 5,400 Wh