Students from all over the globe will bring together their engineering skills at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in order to pave the way for a greener environment.

The Formula Hybrid International Competition, organized by Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth, unites undergraduate and graduate students majoring in electrical, mechanical, or computer engineering. 

Throughout the process students will explore cutting- edge technology that could one day make its way into main stream automotive markets.

“The Formula Hybrid competition is not a race”, said Doug Fraiser, Deputy Director of the Formula Hybrid project. “Some of the teams will leave here Thursday with trophies, and institutional bragging rights, it is an educational event.  All of the students will leave here just a bit smarter and more prepared to take on the challenges facing the transportation industry,” he said. 

The year long process brings the students to the speedway where they will go head to head in a competition assessed by a select panel of judges in many different areas including; acceleration, autocross, endurance, and design. 

“The biggest key to our team’s success is getting our car done early and being able to test it,” said Ben Sampson, the Dartmouth team’s co-captain. “We began developing the basic design of the car last summer and we tried to improve the car from previous years to make it more simple, reliable and durable,” he said.     

The high performance, plug-in hybrid vehicles will take the track beginning tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. with the acceleration runs followed by the autocross event beginning at 1:00 p.m.  

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