Students from some of the top engineering universities around the world will conclude the four-day Formula Hybrid event at New Hampshire Motor Speedway today.  The competition features high-performance hybrid and electric race cars built by teams of students and was founded by the Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth six years ago.

Throughout the week, teams have been judged by a panel that includes representatives from prominent auto manufacturers.  Categories for scoring includes marketing and design, before moving on-track for testing with acceleration and an autocross course.  After three days, Kansas is in first place, followed by Sherbrooke, McGill, BYU and Illinois Tech.  Local favorite Dartmouth has had its car working for every event and sits in seventh.

Thursday’s event will be a grueling endurance run that tests which team truly has the most race ready vehicle.  As of Wednesday, nine of the 24 teams had passed all the necessary inspections and made it on track.  Many more were getting close to firing engines and had plans of working long hours in preparation for Thursday.

The endurance race is the only event that features multiple cars on track at the same time and will be streamed live with the help of VBrick Systems, please click here to watch.  For those looking for more coverage, Formula Hybrid’s official blog provides up-to-the-minute news, including updated results.  The organization also has an active Twitter account, which can be followed @FormulaHybrid12.

More info on Formula Hybrid can be found by visiting the organization’s official website.