Formula Hybrid™ is a design and engineering challenge for undergraduate university students. Endorsed by SAE International and the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), it is unique among SAE competitions in its blend of both mechanical and electrical engineering.

Students design, build, and race an open-wheel, single seat, plug-in hybrid racecar that conforms to Formula Hybrid TM rules, which emphasize drive train innovation and fuel efficiency in high-performance applications. Formula HybridTM builds upon the Formula SAE® program and takes it to the next level by adding a new layer of complexity and an additional technical challenge.

The Formula HybridTM competition focuses on the vehicles’ performance in three tests: acceleration, autocross, and endurance. The most challenging event at the competition is endurance, which tests how fast the vehicles can complete a course with a limited amount of energy.


20233rd - Electric Class
20223rd - Electric Class
202010th - Electric Class
20197th - Electric Class
20186th - Hybrid Class
20167th - Hybrid Class
20158th - Hybrid Class
20142nd - Hybrid Class
20132nd - Hybrid Class
Ford Efficiency Award
201213th - Hybrid Class
201112th - Hybrid Class
20103rd - Hybrid Class
3rd - General Motors Award for Best Hybrid System Engineering


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